The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday released results of a survey on corruption in the Kenyan government.
According to the EACC report, the government department which receives the highest number of bribes is the Registrar of Persons with a score of 19.9% of all bribes given by Kenyans.
The Registrar of Persons falls under the Immigration Department within the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of Government.
The department is charged with issuing birth certificates, national identity cards among other roles.
At position two, 19.7% of the Kenyans polled reported that they had given bribes at Public Hospitals.
The third ranking corrupt body was the police. 17.2% of those polled reported that they had given bribes to regular police.
Also with a score above 15% was the local chief’s office or a village elder who were ranked as the fourth most corrupt government officials having received bribes from 16% of the Kenyans polled.
Average amount of a bribe in Kenya is Sh3,800 – EACC 2019 Corruption Survey
The EACC survey found that the average amount of a bribe in Kenya stood at Sh3,833.14.
“The average bribe paid dropped further from KES 5,058.75 in the 2017 Survey to stand at KES 3,833.14 in 2018 this being the lowest recorded since 2012,” the survey stated in part.
EACC’s CEO Twalib Mbarak during a past media briefing. EACC reveals Registrar of Persons receives most bribes, Public hospitals ranks at position 2 and Police ranked number 3