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Failing the Democratic Challenge: Freedom of Expression in Multi-Party Kenya, 1993
Failing the Democratic Challenge: Freedom of Expression in Multi-Party Kenya, 1993
By Joel A. Solomon
The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, 1994, 76 pp
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Based on investigations through mid-1993, this report seeks to focus attention on continuing political repression in Kenya. Since being reelected in December 1992 because of his rivals' inability to unite, President Daniel arap Moi, behind the new facade of a multiparty state, has persisted in treating his opponents as criminals, enlisting the police and courts to harass and silence offending politicians, clerics, publications, and public interest groups. While Moi may be able to go on winning his local battle for power for some time, close scrutiny by foreign governments and international human rights organizations seems likely to deny him a victory in the wider contest for world approval.