Africa

Clinton Faces Kenyan Crisis

Hillary Clinton arrived Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya, landing in a country that is increasingly viewed with frustration by American officials. The secretary of State will follow the agenda laid out by Barack Obama last month in his trip to Ghana, where the president emphasized good governance, trade, and food security. But her first stop in Kenya will be a difficult one, where she will be drawn into the dangerous politics of a country which saw 1,000 killed during election violence last year. High-ranking Kenyan officials are suspected of instigating the bloodshed. In a statement, the American Embassy in Nairobi condemned Kenya's reluctance to hold perpetrators accountable: “Failure by Kenya to take ownership of the process of accountability at all levels will call into serious question whether the political will exists to carry out fundamental reforms.”