Motorist Blasts Rogue Kibera Law Courts Officials Colluding With Police To Advance Personal Businesses

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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.

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“So.. there is something fishy going on in Magistrate Kuto’s court. At the most benign, there is a problem with how the payments are made possibly set up to profit private enterprises from transaction fees instead of using the judiciary PayBill. At worst there is a suspicious combination of harsh hefty fines and questionable handling of fines paid,” he said.
He said that he has written to the ombudsman but did not get any response.

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