Uhuru and Ruto Categorized with PUTIN and other “dictators” by the New York Times

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and his entire Government have been classified in the same pool with Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin, among leaders in the world who do not respect democracy at all, in a report conducted by a Stanford University professor and published by The New York Times.

The report dubbed Facing up to the Democratic Recessionby professor Larry Diamond, says  Russia, Turkey, Kenya, Venezuela, Thailand, Botswana, Bangladesh are among the World’s leading countries where leaders do not respect democracy.

Partisan control over the Judiciary and the bureaucracy, arresting journalists and intimidating dissenters in the press and academia, threatening businesses with retaliation if they fund opposition parties, and using arrests and prosecutions in cases connected to alleged coup plots to jail and remove from public life an implausibly large number of accused plotters. This has coincided with a stunning and increasingly audacious concentration of personal power by …,” Diamond said citing Kenya as one example of such a country.

Diamond said all these countries mentioned in the report are places where there is an abuse of electoral processes, weakening civilian abuse, non-tolerance of dissenting views, military coups, assassinations, abusive executive, electoral fraud, opposition boycott and political closure.