The contemporary political history of the Republic of Kenya in 2002

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Africa Must Go Back to the Drawing Board
Opinion by Noelina Nabwire, The Nation (Nairobi), 18 June 2002. President Moi's Madaraka Day statement that Kenyans should go back to the drawing board and rethink liberalisation policies could not have come at a better time.
Gov't to Peg Wages On Output
By Evelyn Kwamboka, The East African Standard (Nairobi), 7 August 2002. Productivity will now be used to determine workers' wages. This will be determined by a centre that is a partnership between the Government, Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and the Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu).
Kenyan Political Transition: what chances for real change?
By Matunda Nyanchama, 15 September 2002. At no time in the country's history have we seen such heated political temperatures, activism and open defiance to a sitting president. The psychological impact on mwananchi will be substantial and will have long-term reverberations on the Kenyan political landscape. No longer will one man's word be law, as has been the case since the country's independence.
Ban Failed to Stop Jingoists
By Marceline Nyambala, The East African Standard (Nairobi), 30 September 2002. Sometime in the 1980s, the Government cracked the whip on tribal organisations. But did the ban achieve its intended goals?
ILO Criticises Kenya's Employment Policy
The Nation (Nairobi), 4 October 2002. Job-creation the single most serious challenge, says Vocational Training minister. Despite spelling out what needed to be done to improve the situation, the government had failed to link the human resources to the employers in the market.
Moi's Message to Kenyan Military: Back the New President
State House (Nairobi), 28 December, 2002. Outgoing Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, who is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces, urged the military to respect and support Kenya's new president. In full President Moi's address to the Kenyan armed forces.
New President Spells Out His Vision
By President Mwai Kibaki, The Nation (Nairobi), 31 December 2002. I would like, on behalf of myself, my family and the entire leadership and supporters of the National Rainbow Coalition (Narc), to express my sincere appreciation to all Kenyans for giving me the mandate to preside over the affairs of this great country for the next five years.