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Last Updated: Friday, 25 June, 2004, 17:10 GMT 18:10 UK
Kenya reaps good behaviour loan
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki
The loan is a boost to Kibaki's government
The World Bank has granted Kenya $200m (109m) in grants and loans, following the government's campaign to end corruption in the civil service.

Part of the money is earmarked for improving airport security and for agriculture projects, says Focus on Africa correspondent Muliro Telewa.

The World Bank's Makhtar Diop says the cash is linked to the anti-graft drive.

The Bank withdrew help for Kenya in the early 1990s blaming corruption and poor governance by ex-President Daniel Moi.

Pay rises

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki had led initiatives to tackle the "roots of corruption," Mr Diop said at a ceremony on Friday.

Minister for Finance Daudi Mwiraria said the money would also be used to improve Nairobi's sewage and water system.

President Kibaki's National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (Narc) won the December 2002 elections on a promise to tackle widespread corruption.

The campaign has taken on many different forms.

This year, junior police officers had their pay doubled in an attempt to discourage them from taking bribes.

There have been numerous trials of officials alleged to have been engaged in corruption.




SEE ALSO:
Economic aid pledges for Kenya
04 Dec 03  |  Business
World Bank pledges Kenya aid
23 Jul 03  |  Business
Kenya targets corrupt officials
17 Apr 03  |  Business


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