Kenya calls on AU to reduce spending

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Kenya is calling for further efforts to control expenditure at the African Union (AU), even as it struggles to pay up its membership fees to the continental body.

Ahead of the African Union Summit due on Sunday in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott, Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma told a gathering of external relations ministers that the AU needs to tighten its financial responsibility to regain credibility.

“The African Union must enhance integrity especially at this time when our citizens are calling on their governments to account for every cent of public finances,” she said in a speech sent from her office on Saturday.

Dr Juma, who is leading the Kenyan delegation to the 31st Ordinary Summit of the AU, was speaking during a meeting of…

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