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Would-be presidents scramble to control media
Potential candidates in Kenya's presidential election scheduled for the end of this year or in early 2013 are battling to win control of private media outlets. Deputy prime minister Uhuru Kenyatta enjoys a head-start over the others for the simple reason his family already owns a press group; that clearly helps him to soften the local impact of his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. [...]
Kenya : At the starting-blocks for the 2012 elections
The date of the next general election has still not been set, but its prospect is already mobilising all the political classes in Kenya. Supporters of outgoing President Mwai Kibaki – who is not running for a third mandate – are battling it out over the choice of who can best defend their interests. [...]