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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 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

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Counter-terrorism force under attack

Human rights activists target US and British support for Kenya’s security forces over illicit killings, torture and rendition

  • Vol 54 No 25
  •  13th December 2013

Another dam under fire

The Gibe III dam on the Omo River may threaten Lake Turkana and those who depend on it

  • Vol 54 No 24
  •  22nd November 2013

Carter’s quiet doubts

Eight-and-a-half months after Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta winner of the March 2013 presidential poll, a key electoral observer, the Carter Centre, has released a critical report. In April, the Unit...

  • Vol 54 No 23
  •  15th November 2013

Media Bill signals fear of scrutiny

The restrictive new law looks to be the first shot in a government attempt to narrow the space for dissent and criticism

  • Vol 54 No 21
  •  18th October 2013

Kenyatta mulls nuclear option

Unless he gets a backroom deal to defer his case, the Kenyan leader is preparing to end cooperation with the International Criminal Court

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