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Vol 47 No 17

Published 25th August 2006


A political resurrection

A slew of by-election victories and a vigourous political roadshow have boosted President Kibaki's chances of success next year

Suddenly President Mwai Kibaki's political fortunes are looking up again, and the idea of him running for re-election next year looks less ludicrous. Back in January his government looked shipwrecked, facing a daily deluge of press allegations of complicity in grand corruption, fuelled by an inside report from its own former anti-corruption czar John Githongo. And it was still reeling from its defeat in last November's constitutional referendum.

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