Geopolitics: Kenya pays the price of corruption

Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki at the Independence Parade (photo:dpa)
Kenya's president Mwai Kibaki at the Independence Parade (photo:dpa)

Kenya has been plagued by corruption and President Mwai Kibaki's pledge to root it out has proved unsuccessful. He has to step down at the next elections in 2012 but what has he achieved during his first two terms? GIS expert, Teresa Nogueira Pinto gives this briefing.

CORRUPTION cost Kenya’s government US$4billion in 2010 - almost a third of the nation’s budget.

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The country with its rapidly growing population of 41 million now faces questions over whether it will succeed or become a victim of unsustainable growth, ethnic diversity and political instability.

Kenya faces three decisive challenges - political stability ...

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