That corruption in Kenya has taken a turn for the worst could be an under-statement. Majority Kenyans appear to be resigning to fate of accepting corruption as a way of life.
Reality, however, is that Kenya’s corruption cancer has been building up over time. Little mitigation measures have been deployed to stem the graft scourge.
Top level pronouncements aimed at dwarfing corruption have remained but just that. Government is yet to walk the tough talk on the corruption fight.
But as inaction builds up, inefficient functioning of the economy, inflation and especially price hikes for key consumer goods have become commonplace.
Crime has risen. Shocking, as some may refuse to agree, majority Kenyans seem comparatively at ease with ‘civilian criminals’ than ‘criminals in uniform’ a.k.a police.
Cases abound of criminals by nightfall and police, at report desks, by day. When you have a country where police actively plan, facilitate and or execute crime – the essence of community policing vanishes and with it - trust in the criminal justice system equally wanes. Why?
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