Friday, August 09, 2013

Same old same

With an estimated net worth of $500 million (€378 million), Kenyatta is one of the 25 richest and most powerful men on the continent.  Kenyatta is the country's largest landowner and he also controls its largest bank, not to mention a major hotel chain.

 Kenyan politics reflects the extent to which a handful of clans dominate the country. Fifty years ago, shortly after independence from Britain, a Kenyatta and an Odinga competed for power. In March 2013, nothing had changed except the first names of the contenders. The sons, Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga, had followed in the footsteps of their fathers, Jomo and Oginga.

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