Fighting Corruption Can Be a Dangerous Career

Accountability advocate John Githongo fled Kenya after receiving death threats because of his work.

Brian Adeba
Published: Wednesday, 03/07/2007 12:00 am EST

When John Githongo, Kenya's ethics and governance czar, fled his country early last year and released damning evidence of corruption in the East African country, it was hardly anything new. Despite previous attempts to weed out the vice, corruption in Kenya is quite pervasive–from low-level policemen on street patrol to high-ranking government officials.

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