Corruption and the future of Kenya.
John Githongo is Kenya’s most prominent anti-corruption activist and the CEO of INUKA Kenya Trust, an NGO that works to increase citizen empowerment and good governance. Mr. Githongo is the Chairman of the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity; board member of the Africa Center for Open Governance; and a Commissioner of the Independent Commission on Aid Impact of the British government. In 2011, he was selected as one of the world’s 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine and one of the world’s top 100 global thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine. From 2003 to 2004, Githongo served as permanent secretary for governance and ethics in the post-transition government of Kenya’s third president, Mwai Kibaki. However, he began to expose corruption within the administration that appointed him. Fearing for his safety, he fled Kenya and spent time in Britain. He returned to Kenya in 2008. We talk with John Githongo about corruption and the future of Kenya.