Fair elections: Prime Minister Odinga Appeals for Financial Assistance
Posted by African Press International on June 23, 2012
In an effort to guarantee Kenya’s next presidential election is peaceful and fair, Prime Minister Raila Odinga is appealing to the international community for financial assistance.
Speaking to international donors such as Sweden, Finland, Japan and representatives of USAID at the fourth development partnership forum meeting, Odinga said the money allocated thus far to Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) may not be adequate to carry out Kenya’s March 2013 election.
Although the IEBC had originally requested $416 million USD to conduct the elections, it was allocated only $208 million USD by the Kenyan Treasury for the 2012/2013 financial year. Odinga called on support from its development partners, including the United States, to fill any gaps that may remain.
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