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Vol 49 No 22

Published 31st October 2008


Calling politicians to account

The Waki report on post-election violence names names, tells tales and could help clear up the nation's politics

Kenyans feared another whitewash when Justice Philip Waki was appointed to head the Commission to Investigate the Post-Election Violence. Yet he has confounded the sceptics and produced a lengthy and powerful report which could spur on further investigations and prompt the prosecution of several powerful politicians. Previous commissions and government probes into corruption and murder have allowed named officials to wriggle off the hook. That will be harder this time, both because of public outrage at the findings and because other countries are involved in the process.

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