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Vol 52 No 15

Published 22nd July 2011


Kenya

Succession not reform

Bold plans to address political conflict and vote-rigging have been sidelined as the battle to succeed President Kibaki heats up

The groundbreaking programme for political reform set out in the new constitution is at risk as members of parliament and party activists position themselves for the presidential succession after next year’s elections. Political, personal and party loyalties are in flux in the run-up to the elections, when President Mwai Kibaki is due to step down, and they will be haunted by the violent aftermath of the 2007 polls.

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