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Mike Sonko links to the Presidency..

In 1963, Kibaki was elected as Member of Parliament for Donholm Constituency subsequently called Bahati and now
known as Makadara in Nairobi .

Mike Sonko was also elected member of parliament for Makadara constituency on September 20th… 138 more words

Anglo Leasing: Are the wheels of justice finally beginning to role?

More than ten years later, the wheels of justice on the Anglo Leasing scandal have begun to roll. The scandal which involved contracts being awarded to phantom firms saw Kenyan tax payers lose billions of shillings. 442 more words

Politics/Current Issues

Rating Kenya's Presidents

Jomo Kenyatta’s regime was corrupt, illiberal and competent. Moi’s was corrupt, illiberal and mediocre. Kibaki’s was corrupt, liberal and competent. So, Moi scores zero out of three.

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East Africa

"The War for History" part eleven--what did I mean in Part Ten in referring to Ranneberger "trying to quash" poll results showing Odinga taking the lead in the presidential race in September 2007?

In response to a reader inquiry, I want to make a clarification of an incident in September 2007 I referred to as background in Part Ten of this War for History series and addressed in more detail in… 1,278 more words


"The War for History" part six: USAID ended up saying exit poll "disclosed that the wrong candidate was declared the winner" in 2007 Kenya election

From USAID’s Frontlines magazine for August 2008:

Kenya’s President Lost Disputed Election, Poll Shows
NAIROBI, Kenya—An exit poll carried out with a grant from USAID in Kenya after elections six months ago that unleashed a wave of political and ethic killings, disclosed that the wrong candidate was declared the winner.

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Part Four of "The War for History": yes, the exit poll discriminated against dead voters

Had I known before late afternoon on election day, 27 December, that “the whole reason” for the USAID-IRI exit poll was “early intelligence for the Ambassador” rather than as a tool to deter and detect potential fraud (as our consultant from UCSD and I were explicitly told some weeks before) I might have made more note of the fact that the exit poll by design generally excluded non-living voters as it was based on live interviews of people who had personally come to the polling place and cast ballots. 549 more words