By John Ikani
The International Development Committee, a UK Parliamentary Committee scrutinizing British aids, has described funding cuts to several African countries as outrageous and hypocritical.
This comes as British Government announced that several conflict-hit East African countries will see their aid slashed by half or more, despite being identified as priority areas.
Financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was cited as a reason for the cuts of the British aid to Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Mozambique and Somalia.
While stressing that the cut were outrageous, the comittee noted that it was coming at a time which countries in the Eastern African region were in great need of aid as humanitarian crises were being exacerbated by conflict and climate change.