World Bank Halts Funding for 2 Kenyan Projects

The World Bank has 

 in Kenya following allegations of corruption. The Kenyan government, according to Xinhua News Agency, has suspended some 50 project staff members working on World Bank-backed projects on education, and flood mitigation and community development. "While we are disappointed to learn that project staff may be engaged in corruption in these projects, we are encouraged by the government's immediate response," said the bank's country director for Kenya, Johannes Zutt.

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