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Vol 49 No 9

Published 25th April 2008


Kenya

In the fog of peace

A new, overstuffed government brings back familiar faces but offers few hopes of reconstruction

Kenyans seem relieved to have a government but baffled at the brazenness of their politicians. The deal between President Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga was better than a return to the political violence of January and February, when few politicians tried to stop the slide and several seemed to be sponsoring it. But the formation of the costliest government ever seems a final insult.

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