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Pinto, Pio 26

Power, Samantha 331

Prunier, Gerard 52

Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 95, 237–8, 253, 254, 257, 268

Public Officer Ethics Act 66, 283

 

Ribadu, Nuhu 326

Rice, Xan 250

Rift Valley 47, 49, 104, 112, 114, 140, 141, 282, 295, 297, 308

Ringera, Justice Aaron 20, 66, 217–18, 221–2, 228, 245, 250, 269–71, 272, 274, 322, 327

Rwanda 9, 115, 140–1, 196, 298, 299, 308

Rweria, Erastus 283

Ryan, Professor Terry 56

 

Sachs, Jeffrey 192, 205, 266

St Antony's College, Oxford 31, 32, 228–33, 235, 242, 243, 248, 326

St Mary's school, Nairobi 127–9, 133, 136, 142, 175

Saitoti, George 211, 251, 268, 273, 311

SAREAT (Series for Alternative Research in East Africa Trust) 162

Sargasyan, Artur 256–60

Satchu, Aly Khan 281

Save the Children 205

Serious Fraud Office, UK (SFO) 266, 276, 328

Sheng dialect 150–2, 310

Shihemi, Henry 128, 129

Short, Claire 71, 207, 287n

Sitonik, Wilson 93

Somaia, Ketan 172

Somalia 9, 78, 277

South Africa 11, 326

Soyinka, Wole 132

Standard Media Group 255

State House, Nairobi 12, 21, 22, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35–6, 38, 39, 65–6, 69, 70, 71, 74, 80, 81, 84, 89, 92, 93, 129, 160, 164, 172, 173, 174, 177, 179, 181, 183, 184, 202, 218, 219, 220, 222, 224, 232, 235, 238, 244, 249, 260, 270, 271, 283, 300, 304, 306, 325

Strathmore University 134, 135

Sudan 9, 131, 314, 325

 

Tanzania 48, 102, 140, 141, 150, 283, 299, 314

Thiongo, Ngugi Wa 132

Trade Bank 270

Transparency International (TI) 11, 14, 15, 16, 17–18, 36, 55, 66, 79, 80, 81, 118, 141–2, 160, 162, 175, 176, 179, 197, 119–200, 224, 261, 283, 289, 320

 

Uganda 9, 45, 46, 48, 68, 140, 141, 150, 195–6, 283, 299, 302

United Kingdom: aid to Kenya 187, 193–204, 205–12, 225, 261–2, 267, 275, 276–7, 337; colonial rule of Kenya 8–9, 11, 45–50, 52, 60, 104–10, 115, 122, 134, 172, 184, 194, 202, 203, 286–8; High Commissioner to Kenya 71, 171, 183, 194–204, 210–15, 224, 225, 254, 259, 267, 277, 333–4; trains soldiers in Kenya 9

United Nations 314; Africa bureaux 9; awards Kenya Public Service Award 2007 285; Convention against Corruption 65; gives Kenyan Treasury more autonomy over use of aid 286; Habitat 149; Joe Githongo's work for 124; Millennium Development Goals 207, 287; oil-for-food programme 263

United States: aid to Kenya 189, 193–4, 222–3, 224, 250, 259; ambassador to Kenya 193–4, 222–3, 224, 250, 259; Federal Reserve 263; State Department 197; warships based off Kenya 9

USAID 189

 

Vogl, Frank 61

Volcker, Paul 263, 264, 278

von Szek, Samuel Teleki 104

 

Wa Kibiru, Mugo 45

Wainaina, Eric 129

Wainana, Binyavanga 1, 106, 152, 324

Wako, Amos 170, 268

Wanjigi, Jimmy 84, 87, 91, 93–4, 129, 175

Wanjui, Joe 15–16, 175, 265, 297

Wanyeki, Muthoni 324

Warah, Rasna 67, 131

Were, Hussein 58–60, 272, 273n, 327, 334

Wolf, Dr Tom 158

Wolfensohn, James 185, 262

Wolfowitz, Paul 262–3, 275–6, 277

World Bank 66, 305; Anglo Leasing scandal, reaction to 260–1; corruption, attitudes towards 141, 170, 184, 185, 199, 207–8, 223–4, 260–1, 262–3, 275–6, 277, 278, 333; Development Committee 276; DfID and 275, 276; Governance and Anti–Corruption (GAC) Framework 276; Institute 207–8; JG joins Volcker panel 263, 278; JG's resignation from Kibaki government, reaction to 223–4; Moi era, grows wary of funding during 170; ‘pushing money out the door' 189; staff intimacy with African governmental staff 190–2; structural adjustment programmes 60–1; talks up Kenya's prospects 332

World Vision 189

 

Zaidi, Ali 138–40, 141, 236

Zenawi, Meles 192

Zhvania, Zhurab 227–8

About the Author

MICHELA WRONG
is a distinguished journalist and has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the BBC, and the
Financial Times
. She writes regularly about Africa for Slate.com and is a frequent commentator on African affairs in the media. Her first book,
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
, won the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Nonfiction. Her second book,
I Didn't Do It for You: How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation
, is a portrait of the African nation of Eritrea. Michela Wrong lives in London.

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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz:
Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

I Didn't Do It for You:
How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation

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Photograph on epigraph by Peter Chappell

IT'S OUR TURN TO EAT
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*
It is actually named after Karen Melchior, Karen Blixen's cousin, whose father owned the Karen Coffee Company.

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Hussein Were was sacked by the KACC in June 2006, accused by his superiors of leaking stories to the Kenyan media. He denies this, and believes he once again fell foul of an ethnically motivated purge.

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New Labour's arm's-length stance towards Britain's imperial history was captured by Clare Short in 1997 when, as newly appointed international development secretary, she wrote to Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe, who had been presing for a greater British contribution to the cost of land distribution. ‘We are a new government from diverse backgrounds without links to former colonial interests,' she said.

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At the time of going to press, the Kriegler and Waki commissions had delivered their reports, the first recommending the radical reform of the Electoral Commission of Kenya and the second calling for the senior figures who instigated the election violence to be either tried before a special tribunal in Kenya or prosecuted by the International Criminal Court in The Hague. A new electoral commission looks certain, but the Waki report, which has huge political ramifications, is yet to be acted upon.

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