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Two Kenyan Cabinet Members Resign Following Corruption Allegations


Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki has announced the resignation of two senior cabinet members implicated in corruption scandals.

Speaking on state television today, Mr. Kibaki said his energy minister and education minister have stepped down so investigations into the scandals can proceed.

The Kibaki government has been shaken by accusations of multi-million dollar graft against several top officials, including Vice President Moody Awori. The allegations led former finance minister David Mwiraria to resign last month.

The accused officials have denied any wrongdoing.

The Kibaki government took power in 2002 pledging to stamp out corruption, which was prevalent under previous Kenyan governments.

Some information for this story provided by AP and Reuters.