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Vol 54 No 9

Published 26th April 2013


Kenya

Rise of the professionals

The appointment of non-politicians to cabinet posts, a provision of the new constitution, concentrates power in Kenyatta’s hands

After a circus of postponements, excuses and secrecy, the protracted announcement of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet ministers over the week-ending 27 April was received with some indifference. Yet the longer-term implications of how his executive wields power, secures and consolidates its business interests and strengthens its political hold over Parliament and the country are substantial.

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