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WYCLIFFE MUGA: American prestige not what it used to be

In Summary
  • We recently had the current US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, visiting Kenya and barely being noticed
  • US power and influence remain real enough. But this thing called “prestige” – easy to recognise but hard to define – is very easily lost

When our Founding President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta died in 1978, there was an iconic photo published in newspapers and magazines around the world in the stories about his remarkable life.

This was ...

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