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Top 20 Counties In Kenya By Their Average Bribe Size

by John Nyabuto

Corruption has been a major contributor to the increase in the cost of living because these bribes eat directly into somebody’s home budget. It basically means that the higher the corruption, the higher the cost of living. Some of the leading services for which bribe is demanded in Kenya are applications for or making alterations to one’s Identity Card, Application of birth certificate, when seeking medical attention, reporting a crime at police stations, processing a title deed and Passenger service vehicle operations.

The average national bribe stood at Ksh 7,082, up from Ksh 3,257 which was previously being demanded in various institutions across the country in 2005. Currently, Busia tops the list with the highest average bribe size of Ksh 81,560.

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The table below breaks it down for you.

 

COUNTY

 

AVERAGE BRIBE SIZE

 

Busia​​ 

 

81,560

 

Tharaka Nithi

 

40,907

 

Nairobi

 

15,360

 

Lamu

 

13,072

 

Isiolo

 

7,951

 

Nyamira​​ 

 

7,909

 

Marsabit

 

7,206

 

Uasin Gishu

 

7,011

 

Garissa

 

6,981

 

Mandera

 

6,973

 

West Pokot

 

6,523

 

Elgeyo Marakwet

 

6,145

 

Siaya​​ 

 

6,033

 

Kakamega

 

5,575

 

Homabay​​ 

 

5,533

 

Vihiga​​ 

 

4,820

 

Kiambu

 

4,162

 

Nakuru

 

3,999

 

Mombasa​​ 

 

3,896

 

Machakos

 

3,540

 

 

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