By Al Jazeera English
Published December 12, 2011
Kenya’s judicial system is riddled with corruption, according to Al Jazeera English series, Africa Investigates, which premieres on December 14, 2011. The report, titled Kenya: Justice For Sale, shows that a disturbing number of key players in the legal system can be bribed or bought. Poor Kenyans, Al Jazeera reports, are being priced out of the justice system in a country where bribery has become the norm. According to a recent report by Transparency International, nearly 10% of all bribes find their way to the judiciary.
In 2003 a radical shakeup of the judiciary saw 23 judges and 82 magistrates sacked over high-profile corruption allegations. More reforms are promised but, as this final episode in the current series of Africa Investigates reveals, so far little has changed within the Kenyan judiciary’s culture of corruption.
Kenya: Justice For Sale screens daily for a week starting from December 14, 2011 at the following times GMT: Wednesday: 22:30; Thursday: 09:30; Friday: 03:30; Saturday: 16:30; Sunday: 22:30; Monday: 09:30; Tuesday: 03:30; Wednesday: 16:30.
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