KENYA RECEIVES 141 MLN USD LOAN AND GRANT FROM JAPAN

NAIROBI, The Kenyan government has received a loan and grant totalling 14.61 billion shillings (about 141 million US dollars) from the Japanese government to finance two road projects and to purchase equipment for the police.

The funds consist of a loan of 11.8 billion shillings and a grant of 2.8 billion shillings to finance the widening of a section of Ngong Road in Nairobi, construction of the Dongo Kundu bypass in Mombasa and purchase of patrol motorboats for the police.

The National Police Service will be launching a new curriculum which Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet says is aimed at increasing the capacity of police officers to effectively investigate financial fraud which is denying the exchequer much needed revenue.

The Japanese government says the Indian Ocean and Kenya’s main port of Mombasa as the gateway remains critical to ensuring economic growth hence the need to enhance infrastructure as well as security by building the capacity of the police service.

Currently, the police service has about 50 boats which area deployed to the country’s Indian Ocean coast and to Lake Victoria in western Kenya.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK