Kenya: Trouble for Kenyatta

As Kenya's Vice President, wealthy and rambunctious Leftist Oginga Odinga was a constant nettle to President Jomo Kenyatta and his KANU party, which has ruled Kenya with more moderation than anyone expected. Last month Kenyatta tossed his Vice President out of KANU and the government, and since then Odinga has been busy rounding up support. Last week he got a new base from which to further harass Kenyatta. At a noisy press conference in Nairobi, 27 Kenyan legislators announced that they were resigning from KANU to form a party called the Kenya People's Union. To no one's surprise,...

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