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Vol 37 No 15

Published 19th July 1996


Kenya

Bullet proof

Eldoret gets so much largesse that the President's home-boys call it 'Moi town'

Revelations that the government has been discreetly building an ammunition factory in Eldoret have again focused attention on the rapid growth of this Rift-Valley town. President Daniel arap Moi was born in Sacho Village in neighbouring Baringo District and his patronage of Eldoret has sparked an economic boom there. Helped by Belgium's Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN, owned by France's GIAT Industrie group) and at a cost of US$80 million, Eldoret's factory is due to start in August producing 18 mn. rounds a year.

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