Presidential succession in Kenya: The transition from Moi to Kibaki

  title={Presidential succession in Kenya: The transition from Moi to Kibaki},
  author={Jeffrey S. Steeves},
  journal={Commonwealth \& Comparative Politics},
  pages={211 - 233}
  • Jeffrey S. Steeves
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Political Science
  • Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
Abstract Daniel arap Moi ruled Kenya using a strategic mixture of ethnic favouritism, state repression and marginalisation of opposition forces, utilising violence, detention and torture. State predation featured, with looting of finances, land grabbing and property seizure. Moi saw his rule coming to an end in 2002, given a ‘two-term limit’ under political liberalisation. From 1998 on, Moi engaged in a carefully calculated strategy to manage the presidential succession in his and his party's… 
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