Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects

U.S. Trade and Aid Monitor, April 14, 2012

Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand “livestock-related economic opportunities” in that nation. Although this and other recently released presolicitation notices for unrelated programs serve as advance alerts to potential vendors—and therefore do not offer cost estimates and other details—a review of U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors.

The White House is committing to a five-year effort to “improve the inclusiveness and competitiveness” of the livestock industry specifically in Marsabit and Garissa counties, Kenya, according to a presolicitation notice released April 12 that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitorlocated via routine database research.

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USAID that same day separately alerted potential contractors to the launching of yet another endeavor in that nation, known as the Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises, or KAVES, program.

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Other recent contracting actions include:

The above-mentioned endeavors have taken place in recent weeks; however, other notable U.S.-funded Kenyan projects thus far in 2012 include the launching of a National Institutes of Health-led initiative to hire contractors to conduct genetic research of Kenyans with Type-2 diabetes. Separately, the U.S. Army embarked upon a market survey of potential vendors to provide helicopter flight-training simulators to the Kenyan government.

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  • Rocky Bass

    Obongo, bringing home the goodies! (and that’s not coming to America I am talking about)

    • ageofknowledge

      “Obama’s stash”… she doesn’t know

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ojd13kZlCA

      “Someone’s owes me” she said.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3e41prVDv4&feature=related

      • Up to my neck in CA

        There should be IQ tests to vote, those people are far too dumb to have any rational say in important matters.

        • ageofknowledge

          I’m almost undecided which is worse: when they are young and go into the poll and randomly punch names that sound cool to them because they have absolutely zero idea who anyone running for public office is or what they stand for (unless it’s the president of course) or when they are older and deliberately go into the poll and vote exactly against what’s best for the nation.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    The real redistribution of wealth. This is OUR money!!

  • ageofknowledge

    They spend my money on this when the U.S. is suffering so badly.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Africa gets our tax $ and we get their AIDS patients.

      Sounds like a good trade!

  • “Livestock-related economic opportunities” for Kenya? Are you serious?

    17 trillion in debt, just on a federal level, and we’re spending money on farm animals for Kenyans?

    This country is over. Democracy is now farce writ large.

  • Well, there you go. And all this time we didn’t think that Obama was patriotic.

    • Rocky Bass

       Yes, he is VERY PATRIOTIC!
      If you want an African economy, 1st step, as we have seen, elect an African president.

  • Is anyone at all surprised by this?  Mr. Obama is determined to punish The US for it’s perceived crimes through history.

  • 4teepee

    The U.S., with an eye on Africa’s natural resources, is trying to increase its presence there. But that kind of money is nothing compared to what Israel gets.

  • JackKrak

    I wonder if there is a provision in the bill for ensuring that the local contractors hire enough handicapped lesbian left-handed Eskimo Buddhist red-headed peace activists. You know, for fairness and equal opportunity.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    How is Obama going to improve the “inclusiveness” of the Kenyan “Livestock Industry”?. Perhaps there wasn’t enough info in the article, but I fail to see the connection between “inclusiveness” and farming.
    Also, how many miles of good fencing, on the US/Mexico border, would $50 million buy?.
    Not enough, for sure, but it would be a start. In fact, I’m pretty sure that the US could have built a 60ft high, 20 ft thick, wall covering the entire length of the US/Mexico border, for less than the cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel.