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US imposes travel ban on Kenyan Official


Johnnie Carson

Johnnie Carson

The US has imposed a travel ban on a senior Kenyan Government Official for obstructing efforts to rid the country of corruption. Johnnie Carson, the US State Department Africa Chief, said he was considering bans on three other officials but declined to release their names.

Kenya agreed to carry through reforms after one thousand 300 people died in post-election violence last year.  But the US believes some officials have deliberately been blocking the reforms.

Last month Mr. Carson sent a letter to 15 officials warning them they faced travel bans if they failed to support the “reform agenda”.  He urged Kenya to strengthen its institutions and eradicate corruption to avoid more violence after the next election in 2012.  The list, drawn up by a Kenyan judicial commission, has not been made public.


Source: GBC NEWS

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