Kenya

Kenya is now the third most corrupt country in the world, aording to a survey on prevalence of economic crimes released in Nairobi last week by audit firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Kenya only fared better than South Africa and France. The Jubilee government's numerous pledges to deal decisively with graft remain just that - pledges. Public despair is growing.

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When the African American freedom fighter, Malcolm X, visited Kenya in 1959, he found he had a lot in common with Pinto. They planned a common strategy to deal with the daily humiliation and indignities suffered by both Africans and African-Americans. Malcolm X was assassinated on February 21, 1965, three days before Pinto.

Politicians of the ruling Jubilee coalition in Kenya and public officials routinely lie to citizens, and the public has come to aept that as normal. This has led to a debilitating cynicism and resignation to the inevitability of deception. When the lies are not just expected but aeptable, when they no longer arouse outrage and when national policies can be built around them, it is evidence that the nation is sick.

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— OnGood (@OnGood) March 11, 2016

After surrendering 30% of my salary to the Government of Kenya every month; after I surrender thousands of shillings every month in indirect taxes that have pushed the cost of living to the skies; after billions of shillings are acquired every year as loans in my name by that same government; after it has come to light that billions of shillings are wasted by people in that government and that several other billions are looted in one of the most corrupt governments in the world...the noblest thing I am expected to do is not to condemn this regime of filthy and shameless thieves and

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