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Kenya to write to US over corruption video

14 April 2016, 22:30

Nairobi - The government will write a "strong protest" to the US over a story run by the PBS on corruption in Kenya, spokesman Eric Kiraithe has said.

The Star stated that the issues raised "were not backed by any evidence", Kiraithe said during a press conference on Thursday, adding a video that accompanied the story is misleading.

On his Twitter handle, he wrote: "This particular video footage prepared by Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin is part of a propaganda machine driven by parts of civil society."

"The video's agenda is to continually discredit the ongoing war against corruption."

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Kiraithe condemned the producers of the video and their "local collaborators", and asked the public not to be swayed by the contents of the story.

He said focus must remain on developing a better, corruption-free country, devoid of people with selfish interests. 

In the video, PBS reported how corruption in Kenya is hurting the economy as well as ordinary Kenyans.

Corruption has been a major issue in Kenya and a recent poll showed that many Kenyans feel that the current leadership is not doing enough to combat the vice.

- News24


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