News Analysis – Political Standoff Puts Kenyans’ Rage in Focus – NYTimes.com

The New York Times“It’s pathetic,” said John Githongo, Kenya’s former anticorruption chief who now runs a grass-roots political organization. “It takes a letter from Obama to get the president and prime minister finally to meet.”The deadlock this time is over the suspension — or attempted suspension — of two ministers whose departments were tainted by enormous scandals.At the Agricultural Ministry, a recent audit found that in 2008, while Kenya was in the throes of a crippling drought, the government sold tons of grain from Kenya’s strategic grain reserves to politically connected middlemen and fake companies.

News Analysis – Political Standoff Puts Kenyans’ Rage in Focus – NYTimes.com

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