Kenya: Police accused of money laundering
22 Aug 2016

The National Police Service Commission has accused officers of using chamas (informal Saccos), to cover up illegal financial transactions.

Chairman Johnston Kavuludi said the groups formed by police officers to raise money to support each other were part of an elaborate syndicate meant to cover up suspect money.

He said the chamas were also conduits used by junior officers to send money to their seniors. On their part, junior officers used similar transactions to share money (bribes) they had collected.

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