Bribery gets mobile makeover

Staff writer
23 Jan 2014
00:00

African mobile payment systems are now so advanced you can even use them to bribe police officers.

Investigations in Kenya suggest the practice of m-bribery is rife among authorities, including traffic police and weighbridge operators, with established m-payment services being used by corrupt officials to avoid detection and prosecution.

Traffic officers can receive up to $175 per day in bribes, typically from long-distance truck drivers, and bus drivers and conductors.

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