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 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

  • 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

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