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Vol 58 No 10

Published 12th May 2017


Kenya

Uhuru spends, Raila promises

Opposition and government are outbidding each other with their spending promises amid signs of electoral disillusionment

President Uhuru Kenyatta is demanding that Parliament pass a supplementary budget bill to complete the near-impossible task of 'bringing down basic food prices and cost of living' which, opinion polls indicate, is the chief concern of the Kenyan elector. He has ordered the Treasury to prepare the figures, which will presumably mean more subsidies.

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