UK ends 3-year probe into BAT bribery scandal

BAT Kenya

British American Tobacco’s plant in Nairobi’s Industrial Area. 

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What you need to know:

  • Cigarette maker BAT had been accused of bribing Kenyan officials in order to stifle anti-smoking laws and spy on rivals.

UK authorities have ended a three-year-long probe into claims that British cigarette maker BAT #ticker:BAT ran a systematic bribery syndicate in Nairobi aimed at stifling anti-smoking laws and collecting business intelligence on rivals citing lack of sufficient evidence.

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