Kenya stops US election education program ahead of polls

Kenya's government has terminated operations of a U.S.-funded project to educate voters, just months before this East African country holds its next presidential election. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta last week claimed that money coming into the country in the guise of civic education is being used to influence Kenyans' electoral decisions.

Fazul Mohamed, executive director of the agency that regulates non-governmental groups, said in a letter to the U.S. government's aid agency that it has ended the $20 million International Foundation for Electoral Systems program for Kenya's upcoming general election. The letter said IFES is not a registered NGO and all foreigners working...