The government is a majorly corrupt, which has led to great instability in the country. The first area that has suffered greatly from this lack of transparency is economic growth. In Somalia, many strong and influential businesses monopolize the market, through varied corrupt strategies, such as political power, embezzlement, and bribery. Surprisingly, Somalia has laws to protect against these crimes, but they fail to be strictly enforced. Researchers also found that “Somalia’s provisional constitution criminalizes severe forms of corruption [...]; however implementation is non-existent” (Gan Integrity, 2016).
In Liberia, a study noted that 7 out of 10 people had to pay bribes to access basic healthcare and schooling amenities. This type of corruption is widespread across the continent, and leads to larger types of corruption which leaves the rich annoyed, but the poor even poorer and dismayed. So, in these African nations, getting a place at a good school, getting permission to build on land you own, starting a business all require paying different people off. Even though it is source of income for the people at the receiving end of these bribes, the nation as a whole suffers, as the amount of taxes received by the government goes down proportionally. Hence, government spendings also get cut down which limits the growth of a
Kenya is a country in Africa, rich in wildlife, history, culture, and very friendly people. Kenya is a geographic menagerie, from snow-covered mountains, to vast forests, and open plains. This essay will be going over some of the countries basic amenities, giving you, the reader a glimpse of day-to-day life for the average citizen in Kenya. First, we will go over the security and crime of Kenya. Second, we will go over some medical statistics of the country.
With support of the World Bank Group (WBG), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other development partners, Kenya has made significant structural and economic reforms that have contributed to sustained economic growth in the past decade. Development challenges include poverty, inequality, and vulnerability of the economy to internal and external shocks. Devolution is rated the biggest gain from the August 2010 constitution, which ushered in a new political and economic governance system. It is transformative and has strengthened accountability and public service delivery at local levels. The government’s agenda is to deepen implementation of devolution and strengthen governance institutions, while addressing other challenges including land reforms and security to
To him this group of researches considers corruption a ‘grease the wheels’ instrument. In this view, corruption helps to overcome cumbersome bureaucratic constraints, inefficient provision of public services, and rigid laws as exposed especially when the countries’ institutions are weak and function poorly. (ii) The second stream argues that corruption only reduces economic performance. This is as a result of rent seeking, increase in transaction costs and uncertainty, inefficient investments, and misallocation of production factors associated with corruption. Improvement in corruption is mostly associated with better fiscal performance (resulting in decreases in deficit and debt).
Simultaneously, two rocket propelled grenades were fired at an Israeli airliner at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa . As you can analyze, terrorism in Kenya did not receive proper response from the authorities and this enable it thrive. As per now, It sounds difficult to counter it despite laws and counter-terrorism measures that the current Kenyan Government is trying to implement. It would be early and eventually unscientific to predict that terrorism will be completely defeated in next few years. That said, there is a strong need to restructure security institutions in the
According to countries surveyed in 2011, Kenya was ranked 154 of 183 countries by Transparency International (2011). To illustrate, in the year of 2015, in Nairobi approximately 50 to 70 percent of people said the corruption in their city has increased highly (Africa Survey,2015.). Therefore, government should put a strong emphasis on this issue because it can make the city become unsustainable, Government’s Nairobi should establish the
Corruption may be defined simply as the misuse of entrusted power for private gain . The financial resource involves in these corrupt deals could have been channelled into useful project that will help to stimulating growth and development in African country. It is also important to take note of the fact that no single regime or government in Africa after independence has been excluded from corruption saga, being rumour or truth. Taking Ghana for instance, there were corruption rumours levelled against ex-President Kufuor regime of purchasing a mansion (Hotel
Visitors are sure to find the people of Kenya kind and generous, and after volunteering here, Kenya will definitely occupy a special place in your heart. 2.1 Kenya Kenya is a country located in East Africa with a population of approximately 45 million, of which 0-14 year olds make up 42.1%, with the median age being 19.1 years (Central
According to the report of the United Nations, poor women are mostly affected by the petty corruption and for women and girls the currency of corruption is frequently sexualized that they are being asked to pay bribery in the form of sexual activities. More often it leads to the women disempowerment. It increases their vulnerability to the consequences of corruption. The reason is that most of the women and girls have limited access to public officials and have low income; it reduces their ability to pay bribes and make them to pay in the form sexual activities. Poor women get affected disproportionately from the corruption because their low levels of economic and political empowerment constrain their ability to change the status quo.