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Kenya

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

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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...


Battles on the judges' bench

A fight over nominating the Chief Justice could affect the credibility of next year's elections

The Supreme Court narrowly averted a succession crisis just hours before Chief Justice Willy Munywoki Mutunga, 70, hung up his robes for retirement on 16 June. That raises question...


Political football over the ref

Unrest and violence over reform of the electoral commission is keeping divisions deep and tensions high

Intense political manoeuvring and urban unrest are accelerating over whether and how the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) should be reformed before the genera...


Stand-off over Dadaab

Refugee experts and diplomats are divided on whether Kenya is serious about its stated intention to close down the huge Dadaab refugee camp in November, Africa Confidential is told...


ICC down but not out

Many thought the saga was over when the cases against William Ruto and Joshua arap Sang were dropped. Not so

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are battling the International Criminal Court to prevent new cases from arising against them in the future – or for the r...


Counties at the crossroads

After three years of devolution, the jury is still out on whether it hasn't merely created more opportunities for corruption

In late April, new county governors broadcast their successes as they celebrated three years of devolved government at a three-day celebration in Meru County. Yet through the jubil...


Justice in question

The failure of the International Criminal Court's prosecutions against six high profile defendants raises doubts about the body's future as well as the role of the Kenyan authorities

The assessment by three judges at the International Criminal Court on 5 April that the prosecution's evidence against William Ruto, Kenya's Deputy President, and Joshua arap Sang, ...


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