Michael Ranneberger

By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Mar 24th, 2011
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The US predicted the outbreak of violence in the 2007 General Election 10 months before Kenyans cast their votes. In a cable posted to Washington on February 5, 2007, ambassador Michael Ranneberger warned that the increasing tribalisation of Kenyan politics could plunge the country into chaos in the ...
By benim
In East Africa
Mar 6th, 2011
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The American diplomatic cables that give a comprehensive profile of Kenyan politicians and offer vivid details of their thoughts about each other are likely to shape next year’s presidential campaigns and may play a significant role in emerging political alliances. The timing of the cables, with abou...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 22nd, 2010
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NAIROBI — Four Kenyan legislators were named Wednesday in parliament as suspected drug traffickers under police investigation. Internal Security Minister George Saitoti said Harun Mwau, also an assistant minister for trade, Ali Hassan Joho, William Kabogo and newly-elected MP Gideon Mbuvi were being ...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 14th, 2010
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Nairobi — Kenya Justice minister Mutula Kilonzo has praised WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for releasing the American diplomatic cables to the public. In a 15-minute interview with radio station Q-FM, Mr Kilonzo said Mr Assange had done a “good job” so that “Kenyans realise that t...
By benim
In East Africa
Dec 8th, 2010
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Kenya could descend into violence worse than the 2008 post-election crisis unless rampant corruption in the ruling elite is tackled, the US ambassador to Kenya has warned in a report to Washington. Michael Ranneberger’s cable, written in January, is scathing about efforts to reform the politica...