Corruption is rampant in Africa despite the effort to fight it. An effective fight against corruption requires a clear and firm understanding of the factors that cause and conduce it. Using Kenya as an example, I will examine some of the social, economic, political, and legal factors that have been given as causal explanations of corruption. By focusing primarily on political corruption, I will argue that false consciousness among the masses and leaders has to be overcome for the fight against corruption to be effective, and, by extension, for meaningful development to take place in Kenya and many other African countries.
Ouko, John O.
"False Consciousness as a Major Hindrance to Control of Corruption in Africa,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol2/iss2/4