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Vol 51 No 4

Published 19th February 2010


Kenya

Maize splits the Grand Coalition

The Kibaki-Odinga courtship is over again and presidential contenders head for the brink before the 2012 elections

Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s 16 February call for his allies to boycott cabinet meetings until the furore over his right to suspend ministers is settled shows how quickly and deeply government schisms can open up (AC Vol 51 No 3). Ostensibly, the row was sparked by Odinga’s announcement on 14 February that he was suspending Agriculture Minister William Ruto and Education Minister Sam Ongeri for three months to facilitate investigations into corruption allegations which independent investigations have made against them.

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