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The Bribery Syndrome: A Review

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Joe Khamisi’s latest book The Bribery Syndrome: How Multinational Corporations Collude with Dictators to Raid Africa’s Natural Resources was published on Amazon on December 12, 2019.

Joe Khamisi with many years as broadcaster and Member of Parliament isn’t a new name for many Kenyans. Khamisi, who took to writing books in the latter part of his life, is the author of the nonfiction offerings The Politics of Betrayal: Diary of A Kenyan Legislator, Dash Before Dusk, A Slave Descendant’s Journey in Freedom and The Wretched Africans.

His 2018 book Looters and Grabbers: 54 Years of Corruption and Plunder by the Elite, 1963-2017 with its focus on plunder by Kenyan elites since independence in 1963 caused a splash when it came out. There was some controversy that followed as the book was massively pirated by individuals who shared PDF copies of the book instead of buying it legally.

Despite this setback, the US-based Kenyan has a new book for you to go through following in the same vein. The book which was published on Amazon on December 12, Kenya’s Independence Day, has the following blurb;

A shocking narration of how global multinationals make billions of dollars in profits by bribing corrupt African dictators and public officials to secure lucrative contracts in some of the most critical economic sectors in Africa. Dozens of foreign company executives have been jailed and/or fined heavily for violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK Bribery Act. The book focuses on 28 corrupt leaders in sub-Saharan Africa who cozy up with company executives of some of the largest corporations in the world. Both the officials and the global conglomerates make huge amounts of money using kickbacks, bribery, and corruption while millions of Africans languish in poverty. The Bribery Syndrome is a compelling read.

You can get a copy of the book which covers bribery from across the continent here.

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