The end of the Cold War had a profound effect on both the domestic political arrangements and international fortunes of Kenya. Its authoritarian Government had long seemed firmly entrenched and relatively free of serious internal challenge, and elevated above external censure. After 1990, it quickly became vulnerable on both fronts. The disappearance of the East–West divide undermined Kenya’s status as a Western ally, a role that had previously helped to shield it against critical Western attention over its undemocratic ways. The spectre of their own rulers standing accused in the dock of Western opinion, together with the liberation of scores of repressed peoples elsewhere, galvanized internal opponents of the Kenyan government.
KeywordsGood Governance Opposition Parti Political Liberalization Kenyan Government Official Corruption
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