Kenyan Official Bewails Changing US Aid Terms

The Eldoret camp hosts Kenyans displaced by violence. Kenya is complaining about the changes that the U.S. has made to the terms of providing aid to the African country. Photo by: Manoocher Deghati / IRIN

Kenya is frustrated over negotiations with the U.S. on development aid.

According to Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, U.S. officials including Vice President Joe Biden had said the African nation could expect more aid through an accord with the Millennium Challenge Corp. once the country has a new constitution.

The constitution was signed in August, but U.S. development agencies now insist on evidence of strides made in combating corruption, Kenyatta told The Associated Press.

“Why do they keep changing the goal posts?” Kenyatta said to AP.

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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.