Prosecutors in Kenya charged three Chinese men on Monday with trying to bribe detectives investigating fraud involving ticket sales on a $3.2bn railway built by a Chinese company. The charges are the latest in a series of high-profile corruption prosecutions and come at a time of growing complaints about immigrants from China, a country that has played a key role in improving Kenya's infrastructure in recent years. The men are senior employees with China Roads and Bridges Corporation, the company that constructed and runs the railway opened last year between the capital and the port of Mombasa. China funded the project, which is the biggest of its kind since independence. The three were arrested on Saturday in Mombasa for attempting to bribe investigators with amounts totalling $8,800. The men "jointly offered a financial advantage as an inducement to influence an ongoing criminal investigation in their favour," the charge sheet said. The men denied all charges, which include two ot...

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