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Vol 55 No 15

Published 25th July 2014


Kenya

Opposition misses tricks

Despite a security crisis and economic woes, Raila Odinga is failing to capitalise on the government’s troubles

Attempts by opposition leader Raila Amolo Odinga to put himself back on the political map are failing to spark the public imagination. The former Prime Minister's re-launch following his lengthy sojourn in the United States culminated in a protest rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on 7 July, after a whistle-stop tour across the country. So far, the opposition Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) has scored few points against President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Alliance government and its lack of direction. Despite his troubles, Kenyatta has shored up the power of the presidency, now stronger than at any time since the heyday of ex-President Daniel arap Moi.

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