Kenya frustrated with talks on US aid

AP News
Posted: Oct 11, 2010 3:56 PM
Kenya frustrated with talks on US aid

Kenya is expressing frustration with negotiations over U.S. development aid.

In an interview in Washington on Monday, Kenya's deputy prime minister, Uhuru Kenyatta, said he also would like to see more cooperation from the United States on stabilizing Somalia and fighting piracy off the Horn of Africa.

Kenyatta said U.S. officials, including Vice President Joe Biden, had said that Kenya could expect more aid through an agreement with the Millennium Challenge Corp. after it pushed through a new constitution.

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The constitution was signed in August, but Kenyatta says U.S. development agencies are insisting on evidence of progress in taming corruption.

Kenyatta asked, in his words, "Why do they keep changing the goal posts?"