Trade Aid Monitor reported this back in April 14:
“Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors aims to expand ‘livestock-related economic opportunities’ in that nation,”
USAID … admits that the “overall USAID/Kenya program has increased rapidly and exponentially, outstripping workforce resources available.”
USAID in its new program-support plan reiterated its strategy for Kenya, which aims to “foster a healthier, better-educated, and more productive population” as well as “increase the effectiveness of Kenyan institutions in promoting a vibrant private sector and democratic governance.”
Here are some things that they have done.
- USAID/Kenya is a $480M program but is only specific to their initiatives.
- Kenya receives the most aid of any Sub-Saharan African country.
- Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises (KAVES) will cost an additional $40M. (FBO.gov)
- DoD awarded no-bid contract extension to work on Camp Simba in Kenya and Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. $75M base support initiative will cost an additional $65M.
Obama has also been criticized for giving foreign aid money so that Indonesians can get a Masters Degree.