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Vol 53 No 17

Published 24th August 2012


Kenya

A rough, tough battle ahead

The hopes are high and the dangers are clear: Kenya’s politics fail to match its economic success

With eight months before President Mwai Kibaki retires, Kenya faces several major challenges, all of which it must meet in order to negotiate a peaceful and legitimate transition to a new leadership and new constitutional structure. The economy continues to grow impressively. The rebuilding of Nairobi’s roads demonstrates the coalition government’s commitment to infrastructure investment but national politics remain dangerous. It will take care and goodwill to avoid a crisis in 2013.

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