Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Kenya Clears All Debt Owed To UK Since Independence

Kenya clear debts owed to the United Kingdom for the first time since independence, the Kenya National Treasury reports after clearing debts to Britain

Kenya Clears All Debt Owed To UK Since Independence
Kenya Clears All Debt Owed To UK Since Independence

(KDRTV)-According to data provided by the Kenya National Treasury, the country has for the first time cleared allowed to the United Kingdom 

Data from Treasury indicated that Kenya had cleared all bills owed to Britain; thus, the country is no longer in debt with the UK as of June 2020 compared to a debt of Sh35 million and sh1.4 billion in 2015

READ ALSOUhuru Nominates Margret Nyakago As The New Controller Of Budget

KDRTV understands that this is the first time Kenya is not in debt to Britain since independence from colonial rule in 1963.

Simultaneously, the director-general of the Public Debt Management Office at the Treasury, Haron Sirima, revealed that the UK no longer affords direct funding to developing countries such as Kenya.

However, the UK indirectly fund the countries through agencies including the World Bank and the Department for International Development (DFID)

“The World Bank Group is the leading official creditor to Kenya with the UK as a significant contributor to these resources. So for every dollar we receive from World Bank or IMF, the UK taxpayers funds are included, in a significant way,” Sirima said.

“Furthermore, the UK through its development assistance arm, DFID channels funds directly to the private sector non-state actors. This is a common practice by most EU countries and the US.”

KDRTV understands that current Kenya`s debt stands at Sh6.6 trillion, and its amount is anticipated to go higher because the Jubilee administration is willing to borrow more funds

READ ALSO: Why NASA CEO Norman Magaya Wants to Die Despite 300K Salary

Click to Support KDRTV by Donating. Advertise with us.  Contact Us, press releases.

Make KDRTV your home for the latest Kenya News bookmark our site and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to stay Updates with the latest Kenya News.

Subscribe to watch latests videos
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Politics

(KDRTV) – Details have emerged of behind the scenes intrigues that led to the tabling of a fresh motion to impeach Governor Mike Sonko...

Politics

(KDRTV) – Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has insisted he does not need a savior and will go home if he is impeached by the...

Life & Style

My name is Olive and I was married to my husband for six years where we had two children. My husband has always been...

Life & Style

For as long as I can remember, I was always overweight since I was a little girl. As I grew older, my body became...