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Jomo Kenyatta

Date of Birth: c. 1891
Died: 22/08/1978


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Death of political kingpin Njonjo stirs political passions

His supporters described him as playing a key role as President Jomo Kenyatta's right-hand man and establishing the new republic and its political orientation...

Like Jomo Kenyatta Njonjo declined to write his memoirs ensuring that his knowledge of the plots and intrigues of the country's early post-Independence years went to the grave with him...

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Raila's shallow coalition

Odinga jinxOdinga is desperate to avoid having the same legacy as his father Oginga Odinga Kenya's first vice-president who lost out to Moi in the race to succeed Jomo Kenyatta in 1981 when it was all but sewn up...


Abuja takes on the secessionists

Kanu's lawyer Ifeanyi Ejifor says that his client was arrested by police at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he was held before being handed over to Nigerian security officials...

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Digging deeper into debt

It's a fight that dates back to the Ndegwa Commission of 1972 when the Jomo Kenyatta administration formalised conflict of interest by allowing civil servants to own businesses that transacted with the government...


Don’t show us the money

So committed is the president to the BBI legacy that on 31 March he drove unannounced to Odinga's home in the well-heeled Karen suburb to persuade him to come the following day on a whistle-stop tour of Nairobi to showcase newly completed projects including a bus station renovations at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport roads and hospitals...


The race for Nairobi

6 billion shilling (US$559 million) toll road from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Westlands next year the face of downtown Nairobi will have been altered significantly...


Belt, road and pork barrel

But they offered to rehabilitate the dilapidated British-built metre-gauge line from Naivasha to Kisumu and the Uganda border and reaffirmed their commitment to a toll-road connecting western Nairobi to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport...


Raila rebounds

Reparation for 'historical injustices' inflicted especially under Jomo Kenyatta's presidency (1964-78) and 'electoral justice' (which was the Nasa watchword for the repeat presidential elections last year will be key components of the Building Bridges report when it is published later this month he says...


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