Foreign policy isn’t about freedom of two men

What you need to know:

  • Jomo Kenyatta’s final statement to the court after being found guilty on the trumped-up charges of leading Mau Mau is particularly stirring.
  • That dignity and a longer-term perspective are strikingly absent from the foreign policy of his son’s government.
  • Last month, Nancy Gitau, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s chief advisor on political affairs, told The Standard that she thinks NGOs are ‘agents of neo-colonialism.’ She worked for the American government for 17 years.

Teaching Kenya’s history alongside writing about its current politics provides many moments of insight.

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