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Office of DPP emerges best govt entity in fighting corruption



The office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has emerged as the best performing government institution in the war against corruption at 49 percent according to the latest survey by the Infotrack pollster.

The survey conducted between end of November and early this month also puts the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as the second in public confidence at 41 % while Judiciary comes third at 40%.

Senate and the National Assembly according to the survey performed dismally at 16 and 15 % respectively.

The survey that was done between November 29 and 1st December also give the government a pat on the back on the war against corruption with 52 % of those sampled in support.

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At least 48% interviewed according the research rated the performance of president as good.

Kenyans cited improved education, infrastructure and the sustained war on corruption as the reason behind their support to the president.

Support for the ongoing calls for referendum was split almost at the middle with 44% of Kenyans in support while 45% against it. Central region led the pack in support of referendum at 55%, Nyanza 52% and Nairobi 46%.

Majority of Kenyans at 78% supported the handshake between President  Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga saying the gesture has pacified the country politically.

A sample of 1500 respondents was interviewed in the survey that covered 24 Counties.

Meanwhile, governors now want the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) to boldly take charge and capture anyone suspected to be corrupt or taking part in corrupt deals in both the county and national governments.

The governors who have been accused of devolving corruption have thrown the ball back at the EACC saying it is their mandate to ensure corrupt individuals are nabbed and dealt with accordingly.

Speaking at Mbale municipal grounds in Vihiga County during this year’s International Day of Anti-corruption, EACC Chairperson Eliud Wabukhala said Kenyans must shun acts deemed corrupt right from the grassroots.

Wabukhala said Kenya as a country can only grow if everyone joined hands in the fight against graft.

According to the United Nations Development Programme, developing countries lose 10 times the amount of official development assistance funds to corruption.