NICK SCHIFRIN: The problem extends far beyond athletics. There’s a saying here: Kenya is the homeland of the bribe. And in the mostly Muslim neighborhood of Eastleigh, Nairobi, the victims of those bribes point their finger at one perpetrator.
ABDULLAHI MOHAMED, Kenya: If you look at the police who are meant to protect them, they just arrest them to extort cash . . .
NICK SCHIFRIN: The wealth gap here makes the corruption more egregious. According to one study, Kenyans pay on average 16 bribes every month. And in a city where the bus fare is less than a dollar a ride, members of Parliament here makes 188 times the average salary, which is the equivalent of a member of the U.S. Congress making $8.5 million every year . . .
MAN: The Eurobond money had been misused.
MAN: We are in the middle of a great con game.
NICK SCHIFRIN: What’s missing?
ALEX OWINO, Whistle-Blower: Nine hundred and ninety-nine U.S. dollars.
NICK SCHIFRIN: So, $999 million are missing?
ALEX OWINO: I would prefer the word unaccounted for.
Wow! That’s pretty corrupt!
I always thought Kenya was one of the better governed nations in the continent of Africa but I was mistaken.