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Kenya’s Parliament Launches Inquiry Into Chinese Contracts

File image of the Kenyan parliament. Simon MAINA / AFP

The months-long dispute over the transparency of Chinese infrastructure contracts in Kenya intensified on Monday when the parliament launched an official inquiry to identify “directors and/or representatives” involved in those deals.

Parliamentary opponents of President Uhuru Kenyatta, led by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, want to identify specific individuals who earned millions of dollars through their “minority ownership in local special-purpose operating firms created by the China-based firms for their projects,” according to a report in Business Daily.

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