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Kenya

George Musengi Saitoti

Date of Birth: 3/08/1945
Died: 10/06/2012


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Ethnic straitjackets

Vice-President George Saitoti survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on 30 June, which is good news for his political godfather, Nicholas Biwott, now Minister of East African Cooperation (AC Vol 40 No 5)...


Up with Biwott

Biwott’s faction of the ruling Kenya African National Union lost its grip on the main financial institutions in 1993, when the principal donor governments prompted the removal of George Saitoti from the Finance Ministry in the wake of the Goldenberg financial scandal...


Before the storm

KANU’s principal contenders for the vice-presidency are still: • Planning Minister George Saitoti (Maasai/Kikuyu), with no firm ethnic base but a protégé of Moi’s favourite, Biwott; • Finance Minister Simeon Nyachae strives for renewal of the International Monetary Fund’s suspended structural adjustment facility and for a political coalition of his own Kisii with disenchanted Luhya and Kalenjin; • Agriculture Minister Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi (Luhya/ Maragoli) has been buoyed by his defeat, as leader of government business in the House, of Orengo’s no-confidence motion, and is attracting Maragoli enthusiasm, especially in Nairobi; • Foreign Minister Bonaya Adhi Godana (Boran/Gabra) has no significant ethnic backing and his prospects have waned; • So have those of Noah Katana Ngala (Coastal/Giriama); • Marsden Madoka (Coastal/Taita), once Jomo Kenyatta’s aide-de-camp and a retired army major, is a Minister of State in the President’s Office and KANU’s new dark horse; he seems more bureaucrat than politician and his marriage to a Kikuyu may hurt him with some Kalenjin; • Moi has muddied KANU waters by rehabilitating Charles M...


The untouchables

From the start, the reputed defence counsel Byron Georgiadis (Greek-Kenyan) has tried to show through sharp cross-examination that orders to withdraw funds of that magnitude from the Treasury must have come from the then Vice-President and Finance Minister, George Saitoti, and the former Central Bank Governor, Eric Kotut, who are not on trial...


Moi's last lap

KANU ‘B’, led by Nicholas Biwott (Kalenjin), George Saitoti (Maasai/Kikuyu) and John Joseph Kamotho (Kikuyu) argues that an alliance with the powerful Kikuyu business class would be KANU’s political insurance policy in the post-Moi era...

George Saitoti; bruised but not out; Biwott still sees him as factor in the Kikuyu alliance strategy...


Close shave

The KANU-B faction headed by Nicholas Biwott and George Saitoti is intact and well-heeled, although it failed to get some of its main backers (such as John Joseph Kamotho) re- elected...


A sudden conversion

Police brutality on Moi Day and on 19 October contradicted Vice-President George Saitoti's assurances to parliament in early October that the authorities would stop breaking up opposition rallies...


A sweet tooth

It is left unstated that if this case were to be prosecuted strictly according to law, it would have to involve Vice- President George Saitoti who, as Finance Minister in 1992, authorised the deals...


Saba saba

There were consultations within Moi's inner circle, consisting of: Nicholas Biwott (Minister of State in the Office of the President); State House official Joshua Kulei (Moi's personal assistant); Vice-President George Saitoti; State House Controller Franklin Bett; Sally Kosgei (Permanent Secretary at the Foreign Affairs Ministry); KANU Secretary General John Joseph Kamotho; Mark arap Too (Chairman of Lonrho East Africa); and presidential sons, Jonathan, Gideon and Philip Moi...


Constitutional counter

Accordingly, Moi and Biwott argue, the best political solution is a Kikuyu-Kalenjin alliance (perhaps in the shape of a George Saitoti presidency and a Biwott vice-presidency)...


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