EACC Reveals Most Corrupt Ministry in Uhuru's Government

  • The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on Tuesday morning revealed the most corrupt Ministry in President Uhuru Kenyatta's government.

    According to the 2016 Corruption Survey, topping the list was the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government currently headed by CS Fred Matiang'i.

    Matiang'i's ministry has been facing trying times of late and a fortnight ago, motor dealer DT Dobie revealed that it was set to auction vehicles belonging to the ministry.

    The dealer divulged that it had given the ministry a 90-day auction notice to collect their vehicles. 

    [caption caption="Interior CS Fred Matiang'i"][/caption]

    Earlier in this month, an audit report also revealed how the Interior Ministry operated a secret bank account contrary to the law.

    The report further exposed how the ministry had operated secret accounts through which over Ksh8 Billion had been funneled off since Jubilee came to power in 2013.

    Auditor General Edward Ouko, in his findings, indicated that the ministry transacted over Ksh8.7 Billion without the authority of the National Treasury as required by law.

    The Ministry of Health was second on the list followed by Devolution and Planning.

    The Health Ministry was put on the spot in 2016 following news that Ksh5 billion was looted by top Health officials through manipulation of the Integrated Financial Management System, diversion of funds, and double payment for goods.

    Around the same time, the then CS for Devolution Anne Waiguru was implicated in the NYS scam where Ksh1.8 Billion was lost.

    Former Devolution PS Peter Mangiti further blamed the loss on sabotage of leadership structures and pointed an accusing finger at Waiguru for engineering the questionable changes at the service.

    The Ministry of Education and that of Transport and Infrastructure rounded up the top five most corrupt ones.

    The least corrupt Ministry was that of ICT followed by Mining, Environment and Tourism in ascending order.

    Here is the full list of the corrupt ministries:

    [caption caption="Photo of the EACC Report"][/caption]