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Don’t Lend Our Government, Debt-Weary Kenyans Demand of IMF

  • Social media petitions to IMF saying money will be looted
  • Lender agreed to a $2.34 billion program for Kenya last week
Nairobi Economy as Kenya Sees Major Virus Hit To Growth
Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg
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The International Monetary Fund has walked into a storm of social-media criticism after approving a $2.34 billion three-year financing package for Kenya.

Some citizens in East Africa’s biggest economy don’t want any more loans for their government, saying a lot of the cash will be embezzled by state officials, and are signing online petitions to the Washington-based lender.