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Kenya

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following reports by the World Bank, all Department for International Development resources pledged to assist primary education in Kenya have been fully accounted for. [HL1305]

A recent Kenyan Ministry of Finance internal audit report, supported by the World Bank, provided evidence of the misappropriation of both government and donor funds totalling over Ksh 100 million (£800,000) in the month of June 2009.

Department for International Development (DfID) resources for education in Kenya (primary and secondary) have been frozen since these allegations, pending a satisfactory response by the Government of Kenya. This would need to include the reimbursement to donors of all funds lost through fraud if the allegations are found to be correct.