$418 Million Arms Sale To Kenya On Obama’s Last Day In Office Raises Questions
$418 million arms sale to Kenya on Obama’s last day in office raises questions
by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2017
Lawmakers have requested a congressional investigation into a $418 million weapons sale to Kenya on Jan. 19, former President Barack Obama’s last day in office.
The State Department approved the sale to Kenya of 14 weaponized crop-duster-like planes — including two trainer planes and services, for missions against terrorist group al-Shabaab.
Rep. Ted Budd
Rep. Ted Budd, North Carolina Republican, is leading a group of lawmakers who are questioning why the contract to produce the planes was awarded to New York-based L3 Technologies, a major defense firm which has never produced such a plane. A smaller, disabled veteran-owned company …