Outrage as Kenya Sends 85-Member Delegation to U.S. Event

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga is demanding answers following a report in the Nation that taxpayers' money will pay for 85 legislators and members of staff to attend the National Conference of State Legislatures in Nashville, Tennessee. The newspaper says that Kenya is sending the largest delegation in the world to the assembly, at a time when President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration is proposing cuts on foreign travel as part of a wide range of austerity measures.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Speakers Justin Muturi, National Assembly, and Kenneth Lusaka, Senate, and Chief Justice David Maraga arrive at parliament in Nairobi for the President's State of the Nation address, April 4, 2019.

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