Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not mince words while visiting Kenya on Wednesday. In a speech, she said "the absence of strong, effective democratic institutions has permitted ongoing corruption, impunity, politically motivated violence, human-rights abuses, and a lack of respect for the rule of law" were holding it back. Clinton also warned that investors would be hesitant to do business there should the country not start getting its act together. A statement from President Obama, who's father was born in Kenya, reiterated his recent comments that only Africans can help Africa rise. Reuters cites a recent study that found that "a bribe is expected or solicited in nearly half of all transactions" in Kenya.