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Vol 42 No 7

Published 6th April 2001


Kenya

Leave it to Sally

The President's bright woman takes over from the dream team

President Daniel arap Moi declared last month that women don't reach the pinnacle of public life because their brains are too small. Shortly afterwards, he appointed Dr. Sally Kosgey as head of the civil service. Formerly Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs, she is clever, quiet, diplomatic, self-assured, fiercely loyal to Moi and, like him, a Kalenjin (Nandi). Nobody knows which quality most recommended her for the job.

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