Leakey Will Lead Kenya Civil Service

Associated Press

Under pressure from donors to straighten out Kenya’s economic mess, President Daniel Arap Moi made key changes in his administration Friday, putting paleontologist Richard Leakey in charge of the civil service.

Leakey, head of the Kenya Wildlife Service, was named Cabinet secretary and permanent secretary over the bloated public service.

Moi has on numerous occasions publicly stated his aversion to Leakey, a third-generation white Kenyan who is recognized as an efficient and charismatic manager.