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Vol 55 No 5

Published 7th March 2014


Kenya

Jubilee lays into America, too

USAID is accused of funding anti-government protests. Attacks on Britain and the ICC are routine but this shot across US bows was different

When a few thousand demonstrators marched in Nairobi in mid-February to protest about bad government, corruption and insecurity, nobody was surprised. These complaints are, say many, a growing hallmark, of President Uhuru Kenyatta's rule. His Jubilee Alliance has taken an increasingly confrontational position towards opposition parties and the media. There had to be a public reaction. More remarkable than the protest – called by a group of civil society organisations and known as 'State of the Nation' – was the government's reaction.

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