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Vol 41 No 2

Published 21st January 2000


Kenya

Unconstitutional

President Moi deflects calls for constitutional reform and keeps quiet about the succession

Five years of promises from President Daniel arap Moi have brought little progress on constitutional reform and he is due to retire after the 2001 election. Until then, his circle will fight any proposal to reduce presidential powers, conceding only some tinkering with the electoral rules to keep donor governments happy (AC Vol 40 Nos 19 & 25). Opposition supporters complain that the present rules unduly favour the ruling Kenya African National Union. Even KANU loyalists would like to trim the President's sweeping powers over the legislature and judiciary. However, agreement stops there.

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