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Friday, July 10, 1998 Published at 10:29 GMT 11:29 UK

World: Africa

Veteran Kenyan politican rehabilitated

A veteran Kenyan politician, Charles Njonjo, has returned to public life after being forced to resign fifteen years ago.

He's been appointed chairman of the Kenya Wildlife Service.

It's a non-executive post under the director David Western, but correspondents say it's a sign of his political rehabilitation.

Mr Njonjo served as Attorney-General and then cabinet minister for twenty years after Kenyan independence.

But in 1983 he resigned and left public life after a judicial inquiry concluded he had abused his office amid allegations that he was trying to take over the presidency from Mr Moi.

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