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Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects
U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | April 14, 2012 | Steve Peacock

Posted on 04/14/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by Steve Peacock

Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor, April 14, 2012

Kenyan businesses lately have increasingly become recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in the president’s former home 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 Monitor located via routine database research. Although this and other 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 recent U.S. government contracting actions nonetheless indicates a spike of activity in Kenya in a variety of sectors.

The Feed the Future-related initiative, known as the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth, or REGAL-AG, program, will be carried out by contractors hired by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), according to the document.

The agency did not disclose the project’s estimated cost: "No additional information regarding this planned RFP [Request for Proposals] is available at this time."

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.

The KAVES presolicitation notice simply states the agency’s intention “to use full and open competition for the contract, which will be performed in Kenya. USAID intends to release the solicitation within the next 45 days.”

The agency pointed out that the presolicitation number will change upon release of a bid request, but the program name would remain the same.

Other recent contracting actions include:

1) Up to $50 million in U.S. Navy-coordinated military construction projects on the horizon at Camp Simba, Kenya, and at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

2) Deployment to Kenya of a privately contracted Regional Advisor for USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA). as well as an Emerging Pandemic Threats Advisor.

3) A U.S. Trade & Development Agency-led search for a contractor to perform a “definitional mission” exploring possible funding of geothermal energy projects in Kenya and Rwanda.

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: africa; kenya; naturalborncitizen; usaid; ustda

1 posted on 04/14/2012 1:32:14 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock

Oops. I belatedly discovered the repeating of one sentence in there. Damn cut & paste!


2 posted on 04/14/2012 1:34:37 PM PDT by Steve Peacock
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To: Steve Peacock
Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects

No news here - just another example of a crooked politician sending taxpayers' money home.

3 posted on 04/14/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Steve Peacock

“the president’s former home nation”

Hmmmmmm


4 posted on 04/14/2012 1:43:08 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Mr. Peabody

They won’t even pretend anymore, they know the truth is coming out.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 1:52:00 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Steve Peacock

Marsarbit and Garissa are near Turkana, where commercially viable sources of oil were discovered 2 weeks ago (although for quite some time there has been belief that the region could have oil). Now, I am sure it is all coincidence. The same coincidence that led to Obama sending some Army Special Forces (about 100 Green Berets) to Uganda to look for Kony. Uganda had discovered oil earlier, and since the Kenyan find is allegedly greater than that in Uganda I am certain there will be more livestock aid to the poor (and previously overlooked) in the area.


6 posted on 04/14/2012 1:54:08 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Steve Peacock
.. aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in the president’s former home nation.

Moooo can be the Poster Cow for the inevitable 5 Year Plan !

7 posted on 04/14/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by tomkat (Newt/Sarah '12)
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To: Steve Peacock

...got to waste tax payers funds before being thrown out of office somewhere.......


8 posted on 04/14/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: LucyT

Ping to article and to #4.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 2:04:51 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Steve Peacock

“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”

I’m sure the American livestock industry is thrilled.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 2:05:01 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: lowbridge

I’m sure that properly prepared Wildebeest rump tastes just like chicken - especially if funded by US cracker tax dollars


11 posted on 04/14/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Steve Peacock

Homeboy hasn’t forgotten his roots.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by pallis
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To: lowbridge

Where’s PETA?


13 posted on 04/14/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: thecodont; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; Berlin_Freeper; Hotlanta Mike; ...
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Kenya Sees Spike in Obama Administration-Funded Projects

. . . . Ping to article and to #4.

Thanks, thecodont.

14 posted on 04/14/2012 4:00:05 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: pallis; LucyT
Homeboy hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Doesn't his brother still live in a hut?

Thanks LucyT ;)

15 posted on 04/14/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: LucyT

Simple algebra says that funding doubled to coupe with TWO BCs.

It’s only fair for the Kenyan to pay his FAIR SHARE from our money.


16 posted on 04/14/2012 4:18:55 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Steve Peacock

Auntie Z and Uncle Stinky need to be sent over there to supervise.


17 posted on 04/14/2012 4:53:50 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Doogle

Buying his next gig.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 4:56:11 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Mr. Peabody
My thoughts, exactly!
19 posted on 04/14/2012 4:58:39 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Steve Peacock
"Kenyan businesses lately have increasingly become recipients of U.S. government largesse, as the Obama Administration, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in the president’s former home nation. "

What do they know about Obama being from Kenya? LoL.

20 posted on 04/14/2012 5:29:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LucyT

21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:53:37 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: LucyT

Home nation..... there it is again. NATURAL BORN CITIZEN for a reason...NO DIVIDED LOYALTIES!


22 posted on 04/14/2012 6:50:08 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: Steve Peacock

“Takin’ care of my homies”


23 posted on 04/15/2012 8:44:03 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

No, actually this demonstrates part of the reason the Constitution requires a natural-born citizen ... to prevent conflicts of interest, such as policies to preferentially spend American taxpayer money on such a person’s home country.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by edge919
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To: Mr. Peabody
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: The reference to Kenya as "the former home nation" of President Obama has been removed. The Monitor acknowledges this lapse in judgment, and intends to more vigorously ensure the editorial integrity of this site.
25 posted on 04/15/2012 7:52:56 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Red Steel
" in the president’s former home nation. "
26 posted on 04/15/2012 8:06:01 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Too late!
We saw it!


27 posted on 04/15/2012 8:41:16 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Mr. Peabody

Notice they didn’t actually say it was inaccurate.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 4:25:41 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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