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Kenya, Morocco rank poorly in new honesty report

A report by Global Honesty Index 2019 has ranked Kenya as the fourth most dishonest country in a sample of 40 countries as Morocco walked away with the dishonesty crown.

Kenya and Morocco were among the countries studied to determine honesty index. The social experiment was carried out across 355 cities and 40 countries across the world.

African countries were not the worst in the list with Morocco ranking 39th and Kenya, 36th.

Switzerland and Scandinavian countries were the most honest while China, Morocco, Peru, and Kazakhstan were named the most dishonest.

A wallet dropped on the street.
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AFP reports that the entire experiment cost $600,000 (approximately Sh. 60,000,000).

Researchers placed more than 170,000 wallets in establishments like banks, police stations and hotels, and about 400 wallets were planted in each country.

The wallets were placed on counters at the establishments where a research assistant would deliver it to an employee telling them they had found it lying around and were too busy to contact the owner.

All wallets contained a grocery list, three business cards in the local language and some contacts.

Some wallets had no money while others contained approximately Sh. 1,345.

In a turn of events, the study reports that the more money the wallet contains, the higher the chance the owner was contacted.

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