Ministry of health ranked top gov’t institution most prone to corruption
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) released a report rating government institutions and services most prone to corrupt practices.
The National Ethics and Corruption Survey Report covered the year 2021 and sampled comments from respondents across the country.
The survey was conducted among Kenyans aged above 18 years at the household level in 600 clusters with a total of 5,847 household respondents drawn from all 47 counties.
The respondents were required to give feedback on their interaction with public officers while seeking services in public offices.
According to the EACC survey, seeking medical services was the service most prone to corruption at 27.8 per cent followed by registration/collection/renewal of National Identification Card at 14.8 per cent.
Application/collection of Birth Certificates was ranked third at 14 per cent in the corrupt index report by EACC.
Respondents ranked the ministry of health as the first institution most prone to corruption.
According to the report, 18.8 per cent of respondents ranked the ministry of health first among institutions most prone to corruption followed by the Chiefs/Village elders at 14.3 per cent, Registrar of Persons at 12.9 per cent and the Department of Civil Registration at 10.3 per cent.
The EACC survey further indicated that 44.5 per cent of the respondents said they paid bribes to hasten up service at government institutions while 41.4 per cent of the respondents said they paid bribes as it was the only way they could access a service.