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Tuesday, 23 November, 1999, 18:11 GMT
Kenyan leader denies foreign cash claims



President Moi of Kenya has publicly denied allegations that he has vast sums of money hidden in a private bank account in Switzerland.

Speaking in a radio interview, Mr Moi said he kept all his money in a named local account, and that none of his family was sending funds outside Kenya with his knowledge.

He said he believed imperialists were seeking to undermine his personal standing in Africa.

The allegations about Mr Moi were made in a British newsletter, Africa Confidential.

Aid donors have frequently criticised corruption in Kenya, and a recent parliamentary report said ten-billion dollars had disappeared from the public purse during l995-96. The newsletter also named the leaders of Mali and Gabon as keeping suspect funds in the Swiss bank, Union des Banques Suisse.

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