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Kenya needs statesmanship, not brinkmanship

20 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Jane Nyingi, DW  

“Kenyatta belongs to the Kikuyu ethnic group, which is the largest in Kenya. Odinga’s Luo ethnic group is the fourth-largest in the country. It’s been the norm that every political decision is based on ethnic arithmetic. The fact is that Kenya is divided along ethnic lines, and we have not been able to solve this problem even 50 years after achieving independence from Britain.”

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