Kenyan anticorruption crusade deserves industry support

Although it has no hydrocarbon production and only one small refinery, Kenya deserves the oil and gas industry's keen attention.The East African country's new president, Mwai Kibaki, said when sworn into office on Dec. 30 that his government's top priority would be ending corruption.Mammoth challenge, this. Kibaki calls corruption "a way of life in Kenya."He replaces Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, who ruled with a heavy hand for 24 years but could not, under Kenya's constitution, run for office again.Kibaki, a 71-year-old former vice-president and finance minister, trounced Moi's chosen successor, Uhuru Kenyatta.Just before the election, the Kenyan branch of Transparency I...

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