Kenya. After coming to power in 2002 on the promise to put an end to corruption, President Mwai Kibaki and his government have long been criticized for perhaps even more widespread corruption than under its predecessor Daniel arap Moi. During this election year 2007, Kibaki therefore found it necessary to show initiative and launched in February a network of local offices to which citizens could turn to report corruption cases. Similar projects had been started in the past without significant results. Critics remarked that the cases discovered very rarely led to punishment.
When Parliament passed a law in September that allowed the State Commission against corruption to investigate cases only after 2003, many concluded that no members would be subject to embarrassing prosecution during the election campaign. According to CountryAAH, Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Several of Kenya’s most rewritten corruption scandals exempted scrutiny and prosecution. However, the law could not come into force because President Kibaki refused to sign it.
During parts of the year, a banned religious sect called Mungiki spread terror in slums in the capital Nairobi. With mafia-like methods, sect members demanded “protection money” from private companies and bus companies and were accused of murdering those who refused to pay. The police hunt for the sect also demanded many deaths.
When the electoral movement began to gain momentum in the autumn, the political landscape changed. President Kibaki formed a new party, the Party of National Unity (PNU), which attracted representatives of several other parties. The leading opposition party Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) split. Opposition leader Raila Odinga was in charge of the larger falang.
The electoral movement became violent at times and demanded dozens of lives, prompting the EU and the US to protest and appeal for calm and reflection. The elections, which applied to both the presidential post and the parliament, were conducted on December 27 in relatively quiet forms, and the vote count indicated that Odinga’s ODM would gain a major dominance in parliament. Odinga initially led clearly over Kibaki as the results of the presidential election flowed in, but after two days, Kibaki began to catch up and go past Odinga.
When the Election Commission on December 30 declared Kibaki victorious and he immediately resigned the office for a new term, violence erupted in protest of what appeared to have been cheating in the counting of votes. The EU election observers also expressed strong doubts about the result. During the last two days of the year, up to 200 people were killed in violence spread across the country and with strong ethnic undertones. President Kibaki belongs to the dominant people group kikuyu, while Odinga belongs to the Luo people.
Kenya weather in March, April and May
Average daily temperatures between 25 ° C and 34 ° C can be expected over the next three months. It gets warmest in March in Mombasa, while May is noticeably cooler in Nairobi.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 28 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
In March it rains for 5 (Mombasa) to 7 days (Nairobi), in April for 10 (Mombasa) to 12 days (Nairobi) and in May for 10 (Nairobi) to 14 days (Mombasa), depending on the region.
In the period from March to May, the sun shines an average of 6 to 9 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in March in Nairobi, but with less sun you have to get by in May.