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Activists in Kenya use web to fight back in anti-corruption battle

(CNN) — Students asked to fork out thousands of Kenyan shillings for a bursary; drivers pushed to pay police officers for traffic offences; people asked to shell out large sums to speed up the process of getting a new passport or making a land transfer.

These are just some of the most common reports of bribery that can be found in  a recently-launched website dedicated to battling rampant public corruption in Kenya and uncovering its economic impact.

The initiative, which was launched last December by Antony Ragui, a 37-year-old financial services consultant, allows victims of graft to share their bribe stories anonymously and track incidents of corruption online.

“I came back to the country from the States about four years ago and I would listen to a lot of Kenyans complain about corruption on social media, on Twitter, on private blogs and I basically got tired of it,” says Ragui. “I said now it’s time for me to do something different.”