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Vol 40 No 16

Published 6th August 1999


Kenya

Leakey's big game

Unexpectedly, President Moi has appointed an old adversary to run the civil service

Once more, President Daniel arap Moi has confounded his critics and surprised everyone else. On 23 July, he appointed his political adversary, palaeontologist and wildlife enthusiast Richard Leakey, to head the Civil Service. Leakey's appointment follows, we hear, direct discussions between Moi and World Bank President James Wolfensohn. Moi was told that the only way to end the stand-off with donors and the country's economic free-fall was to appoint a credible economic and civil service reform team.

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