I paid a bribe: part 2
Same thing. Wrong way down an unmarked one way. Cop at the end. After arguing with him for a bit, I threw 1000 schillings at him and just left.
About Pete LarsonResearcher at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. Lecturer in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I do epidemiology, public health, GIS, health disparities and environmental justice. I also do music and weird stuff.
4 responses to “I paid a bribe: part 2”
Leave a Reply
- New publication: Climate change related catastrophic rainfall events and non-communicable respiratory disease
- New publication! Snakebite victim profiles and treatment-seeking behaviors in two regions of Kenya: results from a health demographic surveillance system in Tropical Medicine and Health (BMC)
- New publication: Ambient air pollution and non-communicable respiratory illness in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review of the literature
- New publication: “Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on temporal patterns of mental health and substance abuse related mortality in Michigan: An interrupted time series analysis” (Lancet Regional Health – Americas)
- New publication: “Long-Term PM2.5 Exposure Is Associated with Symptoms of Acute Respiratory Infections among Children under Five Years of Age in Kenya, 2014”
Buy Books From Amazon!
Join 2,500 other subscribers
Search this blog:
Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.
- A Peace of Conflict
- Africa is a Country
- Clean Water for All
- Computational Legal Studies
- Dr. Khumbo Kalua
- Filip Pagnoli Human Rights Blog
- Foreign Policy
- Generation Y
- Government Accountability Office
- Human Rights Watch
- Jacob Kushner's
- Malawi Association of Secular Humanism
- Malawi Concern Blog
- Mark Maynard
- The Economist Baobab
- Think Africa Press
- Tyler Sipe
- William Briggs Statistician Blog
- Zero Intelligence Agents
Hahahahaha! You and one way streets.
Take comfort – its the way things are done over there, in fact in most of the rest of the world.
And take comfort too that you are still in Africa. I have just returned to London to look after my ageing Mum and I aint liking it one bit. I am not sure how we managed to get my passport back from Immigration an hour before I was due to fly out but I wouldnt be surprised if some lubrication was applied.
Nairobi and their arbitrary one way streets!
The first time, my American instincts kicked in and I was polite and lost $100. This time I just yelled at the guy and threw $10 at him and left.
I was in Zimbabwe once where they confiscate your passport to even merely change planes. The whole time I was trying to figure out how much I was going to have to pay to get it back. I didn’t get it back until 2 minutes before boarding the flight but fortunately, didn’t have to pay!
90% of the time I argue – and win – in Malawi. But that 10%!!!! Makes me feel sick inside.
Here, it is assumed that you’ll have to pay something. The people who try to do the right thing and go to court, etc. are the real losers. Not only will you be out $1000, but you’ll spend days in line waiting.