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Vol 42 No 6

Published 23rd March 2001


Kenya

Rose thou art sick

The position of Civil Service chief Richard Leakey is threatened by court proceedings alleging that he unconstitutionally intervened in a fraud case against the Dutch Bank ABN-Amro. The case also raises questions about the business practices of ABN-Amro, which plans to close its Kenya operations. Leakey and his 'dream team' of incorruptible administrators were appointed after a deal between President Daniel arap Moi and World Bank President James Wolfensohn, in July 1999 (AC Vol 40 No 16).

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