Secession Talk in Kenya Draws Western Attention

Opposition legislators say secession will enable the Western region, which was formally under the rule of the Sultan of Zanzibar, to govern itself for the good of Coast residents who have remained "marginalised" since Independence. The secession talk was triggered by a National Super Alliance adviser David Ndii who wrote an article on a possible political divorce in a widely circulated article - Kenya is a Cruel Marriage, Let's Talk Divorce, according to John Kamau for The Nation.

From left: Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi, British High Commissioner Nic Hailey, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and French Ambassador Antoine Sivan walk on the beach after a meeting on November 6, 2017.


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