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Kenyans are outraged by the latest scare tactics used by borrowers

In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan broadcaster Waihiga Mwaura looks at how debt collectors are causing outrage with their latest scare tactics to recover loans made through digital apps.

A pastor showed up at our newsroom in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, with a complaint.

Within a week, his phone received several calls from debt collectors who claimed that a companion of his at church had named him as guarantor for a loan she had taken out.

At first the man thought it was all a joke, but after several irritating phone calls, he went from curiosity to bewilderment and finally to anger at how intrusive this shameful way of collecting a debt was.

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