"The Kenyan government has said it could be losing nearly one-third of the national budget to corruption.
- Finance ministry officials told a parliamentary committee the losses could be nearly $4bn (£2.5bn) a year.
They said individuals were taking huge sums meant for development projects.
- Analysts say many Kenyans will be surprised not by the news of the losses, but by the fact the
admission has come from such senior officials.
- Kitu kidogo - the Swahili for "something small" - is how the kickbacks are commonly described in Kenya.
Taking 10% of an awarded tender or inflating project costs are said to be the commonest means of dipping into government coffers.
- Corruption has been the Achilles heel of successive Kenyan regimes.
But the efforts of the country's newly-appointed anti-corruption commissioner - who now has the power to prosecute individuals -
- are causing ripples in government quarters."
- 3 African leaders accused of stealing $223 million from their goverments