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Kenya Kwanza Vows to Punish China Over Loans to Uhuru Govt

  • The Kenya Kwanza coalition has warned the Chinese government that it will be held to account over what they termed as bad loan deals shrouded in graft. 

    Speaking during a rally in Kamukunji, Nairobi County on Saturday, June 4, Garissa Township MP Aden Duale castigated the current government for excessive borrowing from foreign governments, noting that it created a loophole for corruption-related cases. 

    He also issued a stern warning to any foreign government against issuing out loans to Kenya during the electioneering period as it would contravene the law. 

    Garissa Township MP Aden Duale addressing Garissa residents during a bursary presentation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Garissa Township MP Aden Duale addressing Garissa residents during a bursary presentation ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2022

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    “We know the owners of the newly constructed Nairobi Expressway. We are telling the Chinese government that we will hold you and your companies to account. Any government that gives loans and debts in the next two months, you are violating the constitution,” Duale stated. 

    The Legislator also threw jibes at the Azimio la Umoja coalition who had claimed that Deputy President William Ruto would not be on the ballot. 

    He noted that the Kenya Kwanza brigade had assembled a team that would liberate the country should the DP form the next government. 

    “To our friends and to our detractors. You wanted to isolate DP Ruto. William Ruto today has assembled the largest group of leaders from across the country that will take Kenya to the next level,” he stated. 

    During the rally, Amani National Congress (ANC) leader Musalia Mudavadi also poked holes at the current regime for the debt situation within the country. 

    Mudavadi noted that the Kenya Kwanza team would be the answer to the country’s economic woes. His sentiments were echoed by DP Ruto who promised the Nairobi residents a transformational change should he succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta. 

    Among these promises include 20 new markets, a stable water supply, a working sewer system, a mortgage of Ksh5,000 as well as 5 per cent interest on the mortgage.

    The Kenya Kwanza went on a charm offensive in Nairobi after DP Ruto was cleared to vie for the presidency by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). 

    The debt situation has been a cause for concern among Kenyans in the current administration. According to the Treasury report, China’s total debt to Kenya is at Ksh800 billion in March, 2022. This is, however, the lowest since 2020 whereby the debt stood at Ksh787 billion. 

    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the Constitutional Commissions & Independent Offices (CCIOs) on April 13, 2022.

    IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati at the Constitutional Commissions & Independent Offices (CCIOs) on April 13, 2022.

    Courtesy IEBC

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