A Second Chance for Kenya

As hundreds of thousands of jubilant Kenyans poured into Nairobi's Uhuru Park for the inauguration of their new President on Dec. 30, joy threatened to turn to chaos. Frustrated at the three-hour wait for Mwai Kibaki, the crowd crushed forward, causing dozens of people to faint from suffocation. When outgoing President Daniel arap Moi stood, Kenyans angry at his 24 years of corrupt and autocratic misrule pelted the dais with mud and drowned out his speech with chants of "All is possible without Moi" and, simply, "Go Away." Street urchins took advantage of the confusion to snatch wallets, cell phones...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!