Kenya to Miss out on EU Aid Over Corruption

The European Union said it will cut its aid to Kenya if corrupt activities persist in the African nation. The move follows three major corruption scandals including one involving subsidized maize and fertilizer programs, loss of free primary education funds, and the cemetery land scam, Daily Nation reports.

“Unless real action on corruption is taken, the EU and its member states may be unable to provide assistance or encourage investment in the way we might otherwise do,” according to a statement of 20 EU heads of mission.

The missions demanded the creation of a national anti-corruption policy and enactment of existing anti-graft legislation covering freedom of information, witness protection, whistle-blower support, and mutual legal assistance.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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