Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Aid halted amid corruption claims

Britain said no aid money would be channelled through Kenya's education ministry

Britain has demanded Kenya prosecute corrupt officials who stole money earmarked to help send poor children to school.

The Department for International Development said no more British money would be channelled through Kenya's education ministry. Officials from the Canadian High Commission, World Bank and Unicef agreed.

The Kenyan Ministry of Education has not properly accounted for about one million dollars over a four-year period. Cases have been opened against six officials but no one has been sentenced.

The donors said funding for poor students would be diverted to programmes outside government control.

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