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

2015 will see economic turbulence and more squeezes on freedom, including draconian media and security laws. The government's priorities are devolution and infrastructure but restive county governors will pose more challenges. The US$5 billion railway will proceed but export receipts are down, whetting the Jubilee government's appetite for debt

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  • Vol 56 No 3
  •  6th February 2015

What the prosecutor saw

The ICC has now published its brief for the abandoned case against Kenyatta. It reveals a brutal and cynical conspiracy

  • Vol 56 No 3
  •  6th February 2015

ICC murder mystery

Much confusion surrounds the abduction and apparent murder of a witness in the ICC trial of William Ruto and Joshua Sang

  • Vol 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

Economy up, security down

With strains appearing in the Jubilee Coalition, the opposition will exploit the government’s political and security problems

  • 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...

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