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Kenya

Kenya

Population: 45.6 mn.
GDP: $62.7 bn.
Debt: $13.5 bn.

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Nairobi flaunts its credentials

The African Union instituted 'peer review' over a decade ago but the process stalled. Kenya is championing its return 

With Ghana, Mauritius and Rwanda, Kenya was one of the the first four countries to be subjected to 'peer review' by fellow African governments at the 2006 African Union summit in B...


Empty words on graft

The President pledged to end corruption but a series of scandals in the press and the courts have been embarrassing him

During the 2013 presidential election campaign, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his running-mate William Ruto promised Kenyans that they would end the corruption that had bedevilled p...


Amina jumps to the front

Kenya's foreign minister has taken the lead in the race to become the next leader of the African Union Commission

As regional factions tussle for influence, finding a candidate to replace South Africa's Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as Chairperson of the African Union Commission is proving a tortuous...


More growth, more debt

Although Kenya's economy will buck the regional trend of low growth, says the World Bank, there are serious problems with its rising debt burden and budget deficit. The Bank projec...


Jubilee unites ahead of poll

A divided opposition lacking ideas is in danger of handing victory to the ever more confident ruling party

The political battle lines for next August's general elections have been drawn. President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party, which grew out of the governing Jubilee coalition and comb...


Safe choice, vexed process

After three political attempts to undermine the selection process, the Judicial Service Commission has named a new Chief Justice

An uncontroversial Appeals Court Judge of 64 from Kisii, David Kenani Maraga, has been named as the new Chief Justice. After two weeks of open interviews and three failed political...


Uhuru goes banker-bashing

The interest rate cap is a blatantly populist measure but banks were risking retaliation against notoriously high profit margins

President Uhuru Kenyatta opted to ditch the advice he received from senior economists at the Central Bank of Kenya and the Treasury and signed the Banking (Amendment) Bill on 24 Au...


Fear stalks the law

The recent extrajudicial killings intimidate lawyers and seems designed to deter law suits over police brutality

The gruesome murder of human rights advocate Willie Kimani, his client Josphat Mwenda, a victim of police abuse, and their taxi driver, Joseph Muiruri, has added lawyers to the lon...


Warnings of a bad election

The rival leaders are trying to shore up their shaky alliances as hate speech and clashes threaten next year's vote

Both sides are mobilising their foot-soldiers for a bitter campaign although the parliamentary and presidential elections are still 13 months away. The contest will again pit Presi...


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