How Nairobi shaped future president
Posted Friday, April 13 2012 at 22:00
- New leader of Malawi had her skills as a woman activist and politician honed in Kenya after interacting with key figures
Once in, she held a number of Cabinet posts under both presidents Bakili Muluzi and Mutharika.
From there, her journey to the top, becoming the country’s first female vice-president three years ago, could not be stopped.
Not even a sack from the ruling party by Mr Mutharika could succeed in dimming Ms Banda’s star. She had refused to endorse Mutharika’s brother as the preferred candidate to succeed in 2014.