/ 19 January 1999


KENYAN authorities have appointed an anti-corruption advisory board, meeting a key condition for the resumption of talks on an aid package halted by the International Monetary Fund in July 1997. Attorney General Amos Wako named the new advisory board to the Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA)late on Monday. Its first task will be to nominate a new KACA director and a maximum of three deputy directors and send the names to the president for appointment. The IMF halted a $205-million, three-year aid package under its soft-terms programme in July 1997 to underline its disapproval of corruption and bad governance in Kenya.