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Vol 57 No 23

Published 18th November 2016


Kenya

Empty words on graft

The President pledged to end corruption but a series of scandals in the press and the courts have been embarrassing him

During the 2013 presidential election campaign, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running-mate William Ruto promised Kenyans that they would end the corruption that had bedevilled previous governments. Despite passing a number of promising laws against corruption and sacking some top officials for corruption, in recent weeks the government has faced a continuous drip-drip of graft scandals. There may be sackings, one observer commented, but there are never any trials.

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