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Vol 44 No 2

Published 24th January 2003


Kenya

The Unbwogables

The businesslike buzz of President Mwai Kibaki's State House is a world apart from his predecessor Daniel arap Moi's more gregarious style. Kibaki's team is known as the Unbwogables (unbeatables) and he has assumed the style of an avuncular company chairman. Everyone bar his wife and Vice-President Michael Kijana Wamalwa has to book an appointment to see Kibaki. Appointments are managed by just one man: State House Comptroller Matere Keriri. Under Moi, several 'appointment brokers' traded on their reputed access to the President and even casual visitors received substantial monetary gifts a practice Kibaki has ended.

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