Kenya: If The Patience Runs Out...

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 03/02/2005 12:00 am EST

Two years ago, Kenyans voted for a new leader who promised to end the deeply entrenched official corruption that has been destroying the country's economy. President Daniel arap Moi, who ruled Kenya with an iron fist for 24 years while his cronies robbed the country blind, had just died, and in December 2002 Kenyans flocked to the polls to elect a man who really seemed determined to root out the corruption: Mwai Kibaki. Unfortunately, Mr. Kibaki was just fooling.

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