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Vol 45 No 8

Published 16th April 2004


Kibaki's crowded diary

The President has to take some tough decisions to rescue the coalition government

The next six months will be critical for President Mwai Kibaki and for the future of his National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) government. After almost 18 months of power, NARC's standing with Kenyans has plummeted as partisan squabbling has overshadowed the government's efforts at economic revival and the promised creation of 500,000 jobs a year (AC Vol 45 No 4). Few believe the government can win agreement on a new constitution by its promised June deadline, but for its own credibility it will need to do so soon afterwards. For now there is an armed truce between the two main factions of the NARC government . . .

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