Kenyatta In Kuwait Amid Ksh7bn Aid Row


symptoms geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Business ties between the two countries hit a low bottom last week when the Kenyan envoy to Kuwait, sales Mohamed Mahat pronounced that the Kuwait Government would stop extending a helping hand to Kenya following the misuse of Ksh 7b fund received in the past six years.

The said money was supposed to rehabilitate road infrastructure, health and education sectors in Kenya but the planned projects were never implemented hence the Kuwait government got concerned.

The projects in question include among others; Wajir District Hospital budgeted at $6.8 million (KSh 578 million), 20 schools in Borabu/Nyamira budgeted at Sh1.26 billion.

During the summit, President Kenyatta will hold private talks with the summit host, The Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah and forge a way out.

The Summit, under the theme, “Partners in Development and Investment”, is being attended by more than 65 African leaders and is expected to launch a new phase of Arab-African joint cooperation.

The forum will also provide a platform for African and Arab business actors to meet policy makers at national, regional and continental levels and share ideas on improving the business climate.

Participants at the forum are public and private sector leaders, Arab, African, regional and international organizations, specialized institutions, intellectuals and the civil society from both regions.

Egypt and Libya hosted the inaugural and second Summits in 1977 and 2009 respectively to define the principles and framework of collective and individual actions that need to be taken to the next level of regional cooperation.


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