ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Kenya under Kenyatta Karrim Essack KENYATTA's death was announced on August 23, and from the next day The Standard, a Lonhro publication for Kenyans, began publishing eulogies and condolences from subsidiaries of big business which straddle the whole of the capitalist world. One of the earliest to extol "Our First President and Beloved Father of Our Nation" was the Barclays Bank. It was followed by The Standard and the Grindlays Bank International (Kenya) Limited. By September 3, all the major monopolies and multinationals like Siemens, ASEA, Metal Box. Dunlop (Kenya), BAT, General oods, Fiat, Lonhro (Kenya), Glaxo. Bayers (East Africa), Westo (Kenya), Rank Xerox and Fiat had paid their tributes. The big oil companies had done likewise through East African Oil Refineries and Shell Chemicals. Representatives of other branches of finance capital like the Americ Life Assurance, Bank of Credit and Commerce International (Overseas) and Ceral and Sugar Finance Corporation had also conveyed their condolences.

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