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Vol 53 No 13

Published 22nd June 2012


Kenya

Saitoti’s death leaves a gap

The former Vice-President is remembered as a political creature of Moi and a hugely wealthy political operator

About 40,000 people gathered in Kitengela, on the south-eastern outskirts of Nairobi, on 16 June for the funeral of the powerful Internal Security Minister, Professor George Kinuthia Kiarie Saitoti, 66. He had been en route to a fundraising event in Ndhiwa, Nyanza Province, when the nearly new police helicopter crashed in Ngong Forest, about ten minutes after leaving Wilson Airport.

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