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It's our turn to eat; the story of a Kenyan whistle-blower.

9780061346583

It's our turn to eat; the story of a Kenyan whistle-blower.

Wrong, Michela.

Harper

2009

354 pages

$25.99

Hardcover

JQ2947

Following his election in January 2003, Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki appointed John Githongo as an anticorruption czar, who later claimed that he discovered that the top ministers in the new administration were engaging in widespread fraud with public funds, and that President Kibaki was complicit in the affair. Rather than go along with the attitude expressed by some in the administration--"Under former President Moi, his Kalenjin tribesmen ate. Now it's our turn to eat."--Githongo compiled evidence of the corruption and went public. Journalist Wrong details Githongo's involvement with the Anglo Leasing scandal (as it came to be known) and connects the affair to larger questions of ethnic favoritism and government corruption in Africa.

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