John Githongo, 4th from left, said procurement was associated with either substandard goods or those that do not arrive at all
John Githongo, 4th from left, said procurement was associated with either substandard goods or those that do not arrive at all

One in eight go hungry due to corruption

Will Green is news editor of Supply Management
17 November 2016

Public procurement has too often become “one of the most scandalous elements of public service”, a veteran anti-corruption campaigner has warned.

John Githongo, former permanent secretary for ethics and governance in the office of the Kenyan president, said there was a “widespread perception that the majority of public procurement is particularly prone to corruption”.

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