News August 24, 2018 at 04:58 am

Celebrated in East Africa, Kenya’s deputy president seen as the most corrupt at home

Nduta Waweru August 24, 2018 at 04:58 am

August 24, 2018 at 04:58 am | News

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Just days after he was honoured with a young achievers award in neighbouring Uganda, Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, was ranked as the most corrupt politician in a poll in his country.

The poll by Ipsos, that sampled 2,016 adults across the country between July 25 and August 2, shows that  33 per cent of Kenyans perceives the deputy president as the most corrupt.

The poll also placed Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru second at 31 per cent, and former President Daniel Moi at 17% and President Uhuru Kenyatta at 11%.

Neither deputy president Ruto nor governor Waiguru are amused by the results and have since called out the organisation for their reporting. Ruto has termed the polls as fake news and asked Ipsos to name the people who sponsored the polls.

The poll also revealed that Kenyans are worried about corruption, which they raked as the most serious challenge in the country. Kenya is ranked 145 out of 180 on the global corruption index and has since been dogged with a number of corruption scandals costing taxpayers money and livelihoods.

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