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Vol 53 No 1

Published 6th January 2012


Downturn hits election agenda

For a decade, President Mwai Kibaki’s government has focused on growth and efficiency, and it has largely achieved its goals. Yet as Kibaki faces his final year in office, people are increasingly restive over the deteriorating economic situation. A nationwide strike was called in December by doctors agitating for higher pay after the government had ignored their demands for years. In September, teachers were on strike, in October, lecturers and power workers.

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