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Billions of dollars go missing in Kenya

As the audit report outlines unaccounted billions in the budget, education and health sectors in Kenya are affected.

Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 15:53
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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for answers after an audit last week found that a third of the country’s public spending could not be accounted for.

Earlier in May, members of parliament voted themselves a $120 thousand annual salary, making them among the highest paid in the world. After a public outcry, they eventually agreed to cut that to $75 thousand.

Now, $4bn cannot be accounted for at a time when Kenya is trying to raise funds by introducing a sales tax.

Al Jazeera's Peter Greste has more from Nairobi.



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