Kenya City Integrity Report – The Kenya City Integrity Report is a tool for understanding the existence, effectiveness, and citizen access to key accountability and anti-corruption mechanisms at the city level in Kenya.
Rather than measure the disease of corruption, the city assessments seek to understand the medicine applied to cure it: the public policies, institutions, and practices that deter, prevent, or punish corruption. By understanding where those mechanisms are stronger or weaker in each of the three cities, we can anticipate where corruption is more or less likely to manifest itself within a city’s public sector. Rather than act as a “name and shame” tool, the Report focuses on concrete reforms that city governments, citizens and the private sector can implement to build systems of integrity within their own cities.
How We Did It
The Kenya City Integrity Report was generated by teams of local researchers who gathered original information through document research and interviews with key informants and local stakeholders from the public, private, and civic sectors in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. This bottom-up approach yields a trusted assessment of each city’s situation as told by local citizens themselves – not external or foreign experts.
In the production of the Kenya City Integrity Report, Global Integrity (www.globalintegrity.org) and Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) worked together with local researchers from the Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in Nairobi, the Economic and Social Rights Centre (HAKIJAMII/HAKI YETU) in Mombasa, and the Civil Society Organization Network in Kisumu, as well as two independent peer reviewers.