Is governance, and by extension, governments, in Africa synonymous with corruption? Here in Kenya, looking at the skyline of its capital city, Nairobi, skyscrapers are mushrooming everywhere. And the whispers keep getting louder and louder… that these apartments belongs to politician A, this mall is owned by leader B; plus the scandalous prices of their high end vehicles and residences that some shamelessly flaunt on social media while the local mwananchi scrapes by… proceeds of corruption, says the grapevine. Wangari Muikia, a leadership and governance expert, shows us the human cost of corruption – lives lost due to lack of drugs in public hospitals and the like. This and more in our governance issue.