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Kenya is at war with mafia-style cartels run by corrupt politicians and business people, according to the country’s chief justice.
Speaking to a Dutch newspaper, Willy Mutunga claimed organised crime stretched across all of Kenyan society and had “never been worse”.
“The influence of the cartels is overwhelming,” he said. “They are doing illegal business with politicians. If we do not fight [them], we become their slaves.”
As president of Kenya’s supreme court, Mutunga admitted the legal system was ill-equipped to tackle the problem. “You are taking these people into a corrupt investigating system, through a corrupt anti-corruption system, and a corrupt judiciary,” he said.
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