Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), Transparency International – Kenya (TI) and the Kenya Red Cross have partnered to host a hack against corruption to be held in Nairobi.
The Nairobi’s 5th Global Hackathon dubbed ‘Hacks Against Corruption’ is a 36 hour coding marathon bringing together techies and anti-corruption specialists in a bid to see how technology can be used to curb corruption.
The event will look at challenges of corruption including the cost of corruption, difficulty in monitoring, the enormous public budget and will also show citizens how to safely report corruption.
Transparency International is a non governmental organization aiming at increasing government accountability and curbing both international and national corruption as it undermines and distorts development and causes human rights abuse as well as undermining democracies and distorting achievements of developing countries or even causing civil unrest.
The organisations believe technology can help change the scene and even curb corruption. Held at Nairobi’s Boma Hotel, the hack seeks to find and promote innovative and sustainable ICT solutions to end this menace.