Kenya must stop terror hits on tiny budget

2014-03-15 18:17


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Nairobi - If Kenyan security officials are able to stop another Westgate Mall-style terror attack, they will have to do so on a shoe-string budget: The Anti-Terror Police Unit in Nairobi has just $735 to spend this month.

Documents seen by The Associated Press show that even after the September attack by al-Shabaab that killed at least 67 people, the country's top anti-terror security force is allocated only about $2 205 for operations in January, February and March.

A Kenyan member of parliament earns about $45 000 during a three-month period.

Kenya's government says the country is facing a budgetary crisis because of high salaries. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his vice president have each pledged to take a 20% pay cut, and Kenyatta is urging other top government officials to do the same.

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