KENYA has received €2.47 million (about Sh293 million) grant to support integration programmes with the 19-member Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa trading bloc.
The funding was advanced by European Development Fund Regional Integration Support
Mechanism through the Comesa Adjustment Facility.
A statement from the Lusaka-based Comesa secretariat said the Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich approved the grant on July 15 following a successful request to the Fund's ministerial committee in September 2013..
Kenya has now drawn €4.234(about SH502 million) the CAF facility as it got €1.764(about Sh209) million last year.
The statement did not specify the projects to be funded through the EU cash.
Last year's funding, Comesa statement said,has helped eliminate non-tariff barriers and, set up a coordinating committee and secretariat dealing with regional integration matters at the national level.