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 25
  •  19th December 2014

How the case was won

The government’s obstruction of the ICC and intimidation of witnesses fatally undermined the Kenyatta prosecution

  • Vol 55 No 25
  •  19th December 2014

What the ballot papers say

The London trial of three senior staff and an agent of British printers Smith & Ouzman (S&O) is causing concern in Kenya. The defendants deny paying £400,000 (US$630,000) in bribes to win contracts in Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania and Somaliland....

  • Vol 55 No 24
  •  5th December 2014

Attacks claim securocrats

President Uhuru Kenyatta's sacking of two top officials in response to devastating attacks by Al Haraka al Shabaab al Mujahideen seems unlikely to appease an outraged public. Security Cabinet Secretary Joseph ole Lenku and Inspector General of Police Davi...

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Bribery trial

Three staff and one agent of a British company which printed ballot papers for several African elections are on trial in London accused of corruptly obtaining contracts in Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania and Somaliland. The prosecution named several officials of...

  • Vol 55 No 22
  •  7th November 2014

An executive not executing

Alarm grows over the government’s failure to deliver and to get organised amidst ever more visible signs of cronyism

  • Vol 55 No 21
  •  24th October 2014

Bad time for an oil boom

Governance issues would be complicated enough if it weren’t also for the arrival of new guests at the feast

  • Vol 55 No 20
  •  10th October 2014

Drama in court

Some 140 members of parliament turned President Uhuru Kenyatta's first appearance at the International Criminal Court on 8 October into something of a circus. Nairobi Senator Mike Mbuvi Kioko (known as Sonko, Kiswahili for Mr Moneybags), a key Kenyatta al...

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Security changes mark a sombre anniversary

A year after the Westgate Mall siege, President Kenyatta is reorganising the security services as Somali and local jihadists continue their attacks

  • 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

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