Ethanol smuggling in Kenya kicks up a notch with policy involvement

April 11, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Standard newspaper reports that local legal authorities including police forces are facilitating the illegal import of ethanol. Earlier this week a shoot-off between criminal investigators and police manning a roadblock near the border with Tanzania which highlighted the smuggling. Police interviewed by the Standard newspaper said the police involvement had been ongoing for at least five years, providing $4,000 per week in bribes to the officers involved. How many officers involved were not indicated in the article.

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