Khama’s fate: Warning for Uhuru


After Kenya’s general election next month, President Uhuru Kenyatta will join a select group of ex-African heads of state, which has handed over power peacefully to successors.

At around 61, he is likely to be the youngest member of a club where an overwhelming majority is either ailing, ageing or haunted by their successors. Kenya has had two living ex-presidents afflicted by the first two inconveniences only.

The hope is that Kenyatta does not become the first to suffer the third. As things stand, he does not enjoy the unassailable gerontocratic or geriatric advantages of his now departed predecessors, Mwai Kibaki and Daniel arap Moi.

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