Kenya’s potential undone by barons, cartels — envoy

While hailing the country as 'heaven on earth', outgoing Israeli Ambassador Noah Gendler says it is undermined by 'arrogant and complacent' bureaucrats and overrun by barons and cartels

In Summary

• The Galana-Kulalu irrigation project is the first-ever government-to-government development project to fail in the history of Israel

• Gendler believes there are many groups that wanted the project dead, and he believes they have succeeded

Noah Gendler, until last month the Israeli Ambassador to Kenya, is a straight-talking down-to-earth diplomat.

We find him behind his desk. No suit and tie. A short-sleeved white shirt and ...

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