This article describes the ongoing battle in Kenya over their recent power change in government. The new coalition government that has been in power since the controversial elections a year ago, has been accused of scandal and corruption.
This news article begins with a summary lead quite appropriate to its content. This lead brought across the main point that things in Kenya are simply not okay. While millions are dying of hunger, politicians are inciting violence, participating in financial scandals, and pointing the finger at everyone but themselves.
This article is well organized. The second paragraph after the lead provides clarification of the trouble in Kenya including background information on their government. The third paragraph show the problems that could incur from this corrupted government.
The rest of the article is dedicated to testimony and further expansion on Kenyan government and poverty. There is a wide variety of sources including: local Kenyans, an African government spokesman, an anti-corruption advocate, an American ambassador to Kenya, and the head of the Nairobi-based Africa Society for Open Governance. This large range of sources provides for a well rounded story with little bias.
This article is, however, a bit one sided when it comes to portraying the Kenyan government. I believe that it is impossible to unbiased support both for and against the government in this situation. After all the publicized violence and corruption after the elections last year, any reader or writer would hold the Kenyan government up to higher scrutiny.
The article provided a good amount of factual information while tying in powerful quotes from local Kenyans. There was both intellectual and emotional intrigue throughout the article.