- Professor PLO Lumumba is the head of the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission
- He says he intends to tackle graft at the highest levels
- There is a determination to end corruption, says Lumumba
Watch the video below and read the CNN feature on fighting corruption in Kenya…
CNN — Kenya’s senior officials cannot be treated as “sacred cows” if the East African nation wants to root out corruption, according to the country’s anti-graft chief.
Calling for an end to impunity for high-level corruption, Professor PLO Lumumba, head of the Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC), said: “The problem that we have had in this country is impunity, that we have had a judicial system in many years whose only claim to fame has been to sanitize individuals.”
Kenya, although the largest economy in East Africa and a key trade route into the rest of the continent, has been plagued by corruption that permeates all levels of society. According to anti-corruption group Transparency International only 19 countries in the world are perceived as more corrupt.
CNN’s Robyn Curnow spoke to Lumumba about the steps that need to be taken against high-level corruption.
CNN: How worrying is the issue of corruption in Kenya?…[continue reading]