4 May 2016
Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta has urged fellow African leaders to stop receiving foreign aid, saying it is not an acceptable basis for prosperity.
“Dependency on giving that only appears to be charitable must end,” he said in a tweet ahead of this weekend’s African Union summit in South Africa. Kenyatta added that foreign aid “often carries terms and conditions that preclude progress.”
Aid is believed to account for 5 to 6 percent of Kenya’s total income. President Kenyatta did not state, however, whether his country would stop accepting foreign aid.