$23 Million U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Spent to tell Kenyans How to Vote

$23 Million U.S. Taxpayer Dollars Spent to tell Kenyans How to Vote

When UFI last reported on the Obama administration’s involvement in the upcoming August 4 vote on Kenya’s new constitution, the taxpayer tab was $686,000.  But the tally has gone way up:

“The Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Donald Gambatesa, has provided information that the US Government is spending over $23 million for activities in Kenya to influence the voter to pass a highly contentious constitution which includes overturning Kenyan’s current life of the mother only restriction on abortion.” (Rep. Chris Smith Website)

Members of the Africa and Global Health Subcommittee, and other key U.S. lawmakers recently received a chart listing recipients of USAID-funded activities related to the proposed constitution and a summary of their agreements. Some of recipients of U.S. funds include:

  • The Kenyan Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya)  A member of the Kenyan Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance (RHRA), which is supported by the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).
  • The Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review in Kenya, which drafted the abortion-related provisions in the proposed constitution.
  • The African Woman and Child Features Service, a media non-governmental organization that seeks to increase media coverage about abortion and “comprehensive reproductive health rights” in Kenya.

United Families International President, Michael Duff, puts this circumstance into perspective:

“Since the end of World War II the American people have generously allowed their government to foster the development of democracies around the world.  Now, the Obama Administration has crossed the line from building democracy in Kenya to trying to determine the outcome of an historic public referendum.  The most radical, anti-family adminstration in America’s history is now using taxpayer dollars to institutionalize abortion in a nation that has historically rejected this heinous practise.  As advocate for the international abortion industry, the Obama Administration is misusing the power of the Executive Branch to expand the genocidal practise of abortion in Africa.  It is a shameful overreach and should not be tolerated by anyone that values life and the institution of the family.”

Please make sure that you make a phone call to your elected representatives and politely express your disgust and concern with such misuse of funds and illegal foreign involvement. Their phones should be ringing off the hook.

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