Kenyan Minister facing questions over land purchase in Tokyo

Kenya's financial minister is being questioned over a government purchase of a block of land in Tokyo to build a new Kenyan Embassy. The purchase price was 1.6 billion Yen (USD18 million) and the government is being accused by a Parliamentary Committee of not doing adequate research prior to purchase, resulting in paying too much for something in a "low end market area." Kenya's budget allows for the purchase of buildings, but not vacant land.

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