Population: 44.8 mn.
GDP: 46.4 bn.
Debt: 10.2 bn.

The International Criminal Court's cases against President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice-President William Ruto will test their alliance. The government aims to reform the security services and rejuvenate the economy but, after Westgate, the terrorist threat still looms. 


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  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

Who owns what?

Vast sums of money and political loyalties are at stake as the land clashes spread

  • Vol 55 No 15
  •  25th July 2014

Opposition misses tricks

Despite a security crisis and economic woes, Raila Odinga is failing to capitalise on the government’s troubles

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

A rally, not a revolt

The opposition is back in business but it is caught between the national security crisis and the government’s heavy-handed response

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Confused response to terror attacks

President Kenyatta claimed 'local political networks' were to blame for the atrocities on the Coast. It’s not the only bizarre circumstance of the shootings

  • Vol 55 No 9
  •  1st May 2014

Alarm over terror swoop

The government is screening ethnic Somalis and confining refugees to camps. Some question the effectiveness – and motives – of the policy

  • Vol 55 No 6
  •  21st March 2014

A year of living precariously

The ICC’s case against President Kenyatta is in disarray but so are his own political forces and the managers of his grandiose public spending plans

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Jubilee lays into America, too

USAID is accused of funding anti-government protests. Attacks on Britain and the ICC are routine but this shot across US bows was different

  • Vol 55 No 5
  •  7th March 2014

Warning shot or loose cannon?

Some in Nairobi speculate that when Francis Kimemia accused the United States Agency for International Development of attempting to destabilise the government, he was speaking out of turn.

  • Vol 55 No 4
  •  21st February 2014

No way to run a railway

President Kenyatta is backing a US$4 billion no-bid contract with a state-owned Chinese company to rebuild the Nairobi-Mombasa railway

  • Vol 55 No 1
  •  10th January 2014

Chickens come home to roost

The thread that bound President Kenyatta together with his deputy Ruto is fraying. There are growing worries about terrorism

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