Bribery gets mobile makeover

Staff writer
23 Jan 2014

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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