Kenya is the fourth most corrupt country in the world, behind Sierra Leone, Liberia and Yemen, according to Transparency International's Global Corruption Barometer, released Tuesday (July 9th).
Surveyors asked 1,121 Kenyans to rank institutions on scale of one to five, with five being "extremely corrupt". The police, parliament, judiciary and political parties earned scores between 3.5 and 4.8.
More than half reported that someone in their household had paid bribes to the judiciary, police, or registry and permit services in the past year.
Police have the worst reputation for corruption, with 95% of Kenyans surveyed indicating the police are affected by corruption. Despite the efforts of Chief Justice Willy Mutunga to increase accountability and reduce corruption, 58% said the judiciary is affected by corruption.
Non-governmental organisations, religious bodies and the media fared the best, with less than 20% of respondents indicating those institutions are affected by corruption.
Nonetheless, 80% agreed that ordinary people can make a difference in the fight against corruption.