Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lawyers among most corrupt group in Kenya


Lawyers in Kenya are now ranked as the ninth most corrupt group in the country, according to the Kenya Bribery Index 2007, a report released Tuesday by Transparency International (TI) [advocacy website]. The annual Kenya Bribery Index [TI materials] has never in its previous five years of publication listed lawyers as top solicitors of bribes in Kenya. For the sixth year in a row, the police were listed as the top corrupt political branch in the 2007 study. The judiciary, which was ranked sixth in the Kenya Bribery Index 2006 [PDF text], moved out of the top ten this year. AP has more.