A Kenyan motorist has exposed a possible cartel between courts and the police that encourages motorists to pay bribes when caught with traffic offenses.
In his narration he stated that the magistrates give hefty fines with a jail term option to minor traffic offenses such as touting. For his worn out tyre he was fined sh.30000 with a three month jail option.
He noted that this was done on purpose by magistrates and that it encouraged motorists to bribe police officers on the roads rather than have a day in court and pay hefty fines.
James Wariero said that despite having a paybill number at the courts, the clerks preferred to give an agent number and he was not sure whether they benefited off the cash transaction fees.
Do you have a story you want told? Do you know of a sensitive story you would like us to get our hands on? Email your News tips to firstname.lastname@example.org