What is Corruption?

These are a few descriptions of what corruption entails

  • Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit,

  • Corruption may include many activities including bribery to get government tenders and contracts, escape breach of law and embezzlement,

  • Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery,

  • Corruption also involves misuse of public power by elected politician or appointed civil servant for private gain,

  • It’s driven by greed and illegal means of benefiting from public resources such as money, assets, vehicles, land, buildings and any other resources that belong to the government and to public therefore

Corruption fallacy:

Whenever challenged about endemic corruption in some public institutions many of senior officers are quick to say that their staff is a reflection of the Kenyan society. Some will even argue corruption has become a way of life in Kenya today.

Such fallacious claims have no place in a civilized and disciplined society guided by prudent National Value System. There are more people who smoke tobacco or take alcohol than those that are corrupt and no one has ever claimed smoking is a way of life or a reflection of the Kenyan society. The same is not said of alcoholism. Citizens Against Corruption holds that Corruption is a personal choice driven by greed to which an individual can say no and live with a clear conscience ever after.

Who is Guilty of Corruption?

Both the giver and the taker are Guilty.

Corruption is a two-way traffic involving those who ask, volunteer to give and those who take it. Corruption is therefore, a personal choice to which one can say NO and live Happily thereafter with a clear Conscience.