Mobile money agents fortify shops to stem rising crime

Monday, November 4, 2013

Many mobile money agents across the country have fallen victim to criminals, who target their businesses because of the huge sums of money they handle.

In Nairobi, it has become routine for criminals to attack mobile money shops and steal cash from agents. Mobile money shops located in the city centre and various suburbs across the capital have fallen prey to criminals, some of whom attack with guns. Installation of CCTV cameras and an increase in police patrols have not stemmed the crime as criminals change tactics.

Source: Daily Nation (link opens in a new window)

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