Kenyan ministers leave as investigators arrive

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The Independent Online

Kenya's foreign affairs minister and another top official in his department stepped aside under pressure on Wednesday to give investigators room to look into a scandal over the purchase of embassy buildings.

Moses Wetangula and his permanent secretary Thuita Mwangi have been under public and media pressure since a parliamentary committee recommended they quit and stand trial for authorising payment for new embassies at inflated prices. Mr Wetangula said he was confident any investigation would exonerate him from wrongdoing.

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