Kenya Ranked 8th Most Corrupt Country in the World

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“Corruption is much more likely to flourish where democratic foundations are weak and, as we have seen in many countries, where undemocratic and populist politicians can use it to their advantage”. This is accorrding to Delia Ferreira Rubio, Chair of Transparency International.

Corruption, according to Transparency International, is the “misuse of public power for private benefit.”

In the recent U.S. News’ 2020 Best Countries rankings, a characterization of 73 countries based on a survey of more than 20,000 global citizens, Kenya is perceived to be the 8th most corrupt country in the world.

In the survey, respondents answered how closely they related each of the countries to the term “corrupt,” the exact meaning of which was left to their own interpretation. The attribute is factored into the Best Countries rankings for transparency, as well as the best countries to invest in and headquarter a corporation.

Below are the 10 countries perceived to be the most corrupt, and more country-related rankings can be found here.

CountryCorrupt RankBest Countries Overall Rank
Colombia151
Mexico233
Ghana367
Myanmar457
Guatemala565
Saudi Arabia631
Brazil728
Kenya853
Bolivia960
Russia1023

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