Kenya’s power-sharing report card: ‘unsatisfactory.’ One year after ethnic violence tore the African nation apart, the coalition government is moving slowly – or not at all – to address the problems

by Scott Baldauf

NAIROBI, KENYA — When Kenya’s grand coalition government formed last year – a kind of forced marriage of bitter political enemies – Kenyan voters had high hopes for what their new government had vowed to achieve: rewrite the country’s constitution, begin land reform, arrest perpetrators of postelection violence, and reconcile ethnic groups who seemed close to a tribal war.