It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower

It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower

by Michela Wrong

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It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong

In January 2003, Kenya was hailed as a model of democracy after the peaceful election of its new president, Mwai Kibaki. By appointing respected longtime reformer John Githongo as anticorruption czar, the new Kikuyu government signaled its determination to end the corrupt practices that had tainted the previous regime. Yet only two years later, Githongo himself was on the run, having secretly compiled evidence of official malfeasance throughout the new administration. Unable to remain silent, Githongo, at great personal risk, made the painful choice to go public. The result was a Kenyan Watergate.

Michela Wrong's account of how a pillar of the establishment turned whistle-blower-becoming simultaneously one of the most hated and admired men in Kenya-grips like a political thriller while probing the very roots of the continent's predicament.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061346590
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/08/2010
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 334,817
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michela Wrong has worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters, the BBC, and the Financial Times. She has written about Africa for Slate.com and is a frequent commentator on African affairs in the media. Her first book, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz, won the James Stern Silver Pen Award for Nonfiction. She lives in London.

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