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Vol 46 No 9

Published 29th April 2005


Kenya

Biwott is back again

Three anti-corruption campaigners have left the scene as Total Man returns

The drive against corruption has run out of steam. President Mwai Kibaki's National Rainbow Coalition was elected in January 2003 on a straightforward anti-corruption platform (AC Vol 46 Nos 3 & 4). Today, independent analysts estimate corruption has reached the levels of the preceding government under Daniel arap Moi. Now Kibaki is regularly seen alongside the central figure in the government he defeated, Nicholas Kipyator Biwott. Investigation of the multimillion dollar Goldenberg export subsidy scandal, in which witnesses accused Biwott of playing a leading role, has been shelved indefinitely.

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