Corruption is theft, pure and simple.

Corruption is a constant threat in Kenya, says social entrepreneur Wanjira Mathai — and to stop it there (or anywhere else), we need to intervene early. Following the legacy of her mother, political activist and Nobel Prize recipient Wangari Maathai, Mathai shares three strategies to uproot a culture of corruption by teaching children and young people about leadership, purpose and integrity.

This video is shared under a Creative Commons license (BY-NC-ND 4.0). Please visit This TED Talk was originally presented in September 2019 at “We the Future,” a special event in partnership with the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation.