MPs question value of President Kenyatta’s trip to China

PHOTO / POOL / HOW HWEE YOUNG President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping (R) attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 19, 2013.

What you need to know:

  • Majority Leader Aden Duale told MPs that on the trip to the Far East, President Kenyatta secured a grant, a loan and a concessional loan worth Sh16.02 billion
  • The Energy Committee has also questioned the circumstances under which a Chinese firm was promised rights to drill for geothermal power

Opposition MPs last evening questioned the value of the trip to China by President Uhuru Kenyatta in August as it emerged that the grants and loans from the Chinese to the Kenyan government amounted to Sh16.02 billion.

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