KENYA TAKES FIGHT AGAINST BRIBERY ONLINE

Sourced from BBC.com

After a recent survey revealed that 97% of Kenyans do not bother to report paying bribes, President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a website for people to report incidents of corruption directly to him.

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Users can anonymously upload videos, photos and other documents and can choose from a long drop-down list of government departments to complain about. They can also report directly via text message.

Kenya is currently ranked 139 out of 176 countries on global corruption perception index. The campaign group Transparency International says people rarely report bribery and corruption in Kenya because they feel no action will be taken.

“The president is committed to clean government and this site advances his intention to act strongly against corruption,” the AFP news agency quotes presidential spokesman Manoah Esipisu as saying.

A few hours after its launch, the President’s Twitter account tweeted: “Corruption reporting has started off quite well with a good number of well documented incidences being submitted #DigitalPresidency.”

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