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Thursday, July 24, 2003

:: Kenya rewarded for fighting corruption ::
The World Bank has agreed to restart lending money to Kenya (having stopped in 2001) in acknowledgement of the new government's efforts to tackle run-away corruption, thought to cost the country $1 billion a year.

So far the new adminstration has made a good start with this huge task having appointed the widely-respected director of Transparency International's chapter in Kenya, John Githongo, to lead the fight against corruption, and ensured that funds are available to offer every child a free primary school education...

James Wolfensohn the President of the World Bank has however urged the government to make as much progress as possible while it still enjoys widespread support...