Kenya has joined the rest of the world in marking the International Anti-Corruption Day. The United Nations has called on countries around the world to put in place strong institutions, in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres says this will put an end to poverty, support the fight against inequalities as well as tackling of climate change.
Every year at least 100 trillion is paid in bribes with an estimated 260 trillion shillings stolen through corruption.
This year’s theme is united against corruption for development, peace and security.
Meanwhile, The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission in Kenya has denied reports it has thrown out 125 cases still under probe.
Chairman Eliud Wabukhala says the cases are still under investigation, adding that the anti-graft body has put in place measures to reduce graft in the country.