Mr Odinga on corruption

The former prime minister and opposition leader, Raila Odinga has attacked the government over corruption saying President Kenyatta is “the patron of corruption.”

The Transparency International’s corruption index placed Kenya 145th out of 176 countries with a 26 score, this makes Kenya one of the most corrupt countries in Africa and globally.

Reacting to this from his Karen home, Mr Odinga said: “Uhuru is the patron of the corrupt since corruption is the only industry doing well in Kenya.”

“We expect Uhuru to tell us the status quo of our country and how we got there and where he is taking us.”

“War on corruption in Kenya is now a lost cause. Kenya is playing with the real giants in the corruption index,” he added.

According to the corruption index, Kenya made no improvements from 2014 rankings. “Kenya, despite the adoption of a few anti-corruption measures including passing a law on the right to information, has a long way to go,” read the report.

South Sudan ranked 175th, Burundi 159th, Uganda 151st, Tanzania 116th and Rwanda 54th.

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