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Audit into use and management of education funds in Kenya

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Andrew Mitchell’s response to audit into use and management of education funds in Kenya.

In response to the Government of Kenya’s update on the extended forensic audit into use and management of education funds, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said:

“The findings of this report are shocking and completely unacceptable. We will go after every penny of British taxpayers’ money that has been stolen and those responsible for fraud must be prosecuted through the Kenyan courts. The British Government will not tolerate corruption.

“We have already suspended funding to this programme and we have fully recovered all the UK money unaccounted for after the first audit report.

“We are discussing further investigations and the implications with the Kenyan Ministry of Finance whom I commend for revealing the extent of financial mismanagement in the Ministry of Education.

“We are committed to helping the poorest Kenyan children receive a high-quality education. For the foreseeable future UK support for education in Kenya will be channelled outside government.”