Under The Neem Tree MADNESS AT NOON New African Magazine November 2012 Journalism is a funny profession. When a story takes possession of a journalist’s imagination, nothing can stop the flow of intellectual ‘adrenalin’ into his or her brain. The journalist can become temporarily ‘maddened’ by the idea of “the scoop” (a piece …
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FT: Were you worried during that period [when the 2008 election result had not been declared]? Because some of your own supporters have suggested there was the very real threat of a coup during that period.
JK: The coup would have happened if I had ignored the electoral commission and declared an emergency… We had only about ten days… left to the constitutional deadline for transfer of power…[If I had stayed on under a state of emergency] the implication would have been that I had staged a coup!
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