Corruption, impunity Kenya’s fabric, says deported journalist
20 Dec 2016

Deported British journalist Jerome Starkey has claimed endemic corruption in Kenya has made it normal for people to pay bribes to survive.

In a scathing article published in the Times, Mr Starkey said his ordeal at the hands of the police and immigration officials reminded of the looming danger, posed by the ‘corrupt’ Kenya police.

“Corruption and impunity are not stray threads of life in Kenya, they are its fabric. Parents pay a bribe to get their babies’ birth certificates. Children pay bribes to bury their parents,” he wrote.

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