Save Up Program


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By a male, 16-21 years old, in Eldoret, Kenya
Map of CORRUPTION This story tells of a pointblank about unholy alliance between matatu crew and traffic police officers along the eldoret-hen road which merits actions by special undercover agents.The officers stationed next to the station and sometimes on major corner places on roads demand sh 100 from every matatu flying the route a scenario that is repeated by their colleagues over in action estate next to the Eldoret airstrip.Meanwhile those flying in Eldoret -Chepkoitet function are given a discount,pay sh 50 and while in public is away quick to blame the police for being crooked,stating that both parties are equally to blame in fighting corruption.The matatus are unroad worthy and they also cary excess passengers.This gives traffic a perfect excuse to ask for bribes money in their forgiveness.Apparently drivers no longer hide bribe money in their driving licence as it was used to in the olden days this is now old fashioned it is now easier to stash the money inside one of the reflectors at the back of the vehicles. Read more.
Related to project keywords: given, public, major, vehicles, money
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Project Leader

Aimee Burnwatt

Memphis, Tennessee United States

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