US links loss of Kenya State tenders to graft

President Uhuru Kenyatta addresses the nation from State House, Nairobi on March 12, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • The US has decried graft in government tenders in Kenya, saying it locked out qualified American firms from undertaking projects in the country.
  • The US Trade Representative’s office (USTR) claimed that some rogue public officials in Kenya manipulated tender bids to suit their interests and those of their cronies.

The US has decried graft in government tenders in Kenya, saying it locked out qualified American firms from undertaking projects in the country.

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