Exchange of notes for non-project grant aid for the Republic of Kenya

(1) The Government of Japan has decided to extend non-project grant aid of 1 billion JPY to the Republic of Kenya. Notes to this effect were exchanged on September 23 (Wed) (local time: same day) in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, between Mr. Shigeo Iwatani, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, and Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Kenya.

(2) The Government of Kenya is formulating and executing strategies for economic recovery. Kenya is also making efforts that will contribute to the reduction of poverty, including plans to improve attendance rates at primary schools as well as the improvement of living conditions of the poor. Japan supports these efforts of Kenya based on its ownership for the promotion of development.

(3) At the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV) held May 2008, Japan announced its commitment to reduce poverty within the African countries. This grant aid will assist the Government of Kenya in purchasing the equipment necessary to further efforts towards economic and social development. It is expected that the aid will contribute to the reduction of poverty in Kenya.