Kofi Annan and Kenya: Hero to some and villain to others.

For at least two months in 2008, Kofi Annan, who died on Saturday aged 80, was the only hope for Kenya’s future. Even MPs mulled giving him automatic citizenship and having a major road in the capital of Nairobi name after him.

Annan’s history with Kenya begins on late January 2008 when he arrived in Nairobi with all the backing of the United Nations, the African Union, the European Union, and United States

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