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Kenya's costly welcome to expanding press corps

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There was a costly welcome two camera crews covering Sen. Barack Obama's African trip got when they tried to get past customs at Nairobi's airport

The had to pay $800 and $1,000 in unspecified fees in order to get their equipment out of customs.

And that was after they paid $1,000 to Kenyan ``expediters'' whose job was to make sure that they had all the proper paperwork in order so as to not have problems at customs.

Mike Flannery of CBS2 said they paid $1,012 to an expediter and still had to

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