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The Kenyans who are helping the world to cheat - BBC News

Last updated Wednesday, September 8, 2021 19:09 ET , Source: NewsService

BBC Trending reports from Nairobi on the ghost writers helping foreigners to cheat.

If you're a student or a school pupil who is struggling with an assignment, or you just can't be bothered, then Kennedy and his team of writers will do it for you - for the right fee.

The middle men in the transaction run so-called "Essay mill" websites, on which cheating students post jobs they want doing.

The profile pictures of the writers for hire on essay mill sites give the impression that they're all white people.

There are "Academic writing" groups on Facebook and Telegram where jobs and software are traded. "So I just saw that I have to look for a way to sustain myself and also maybe to contribute to the family at large."

In the past two years, David has juggled his own degree work with writing around 360 essays for British and American customers.

David is sub-contracted by somebody more senior in the industry who has a writer's account on one of the big foreign essay mill websites.

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