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Vol 62 No 1

Published 7th January 2021


Handshake to face poll test

The President’s coalition with his former adversary will be put to the electorate in 2021 against a backdrop of economic pain

After a catastrophic decline in economic performance due to Covid-19 in 2020, aggravated by corruption and wrong-headed fiscal and public debt policies, 2021 promises to be particularly painful for Kenyans. There will be a slow rise in GDP growth but this will not mask the reality of an economy in trouble, more corruption scandals, rising poverty, and ethnic political bickering under the unlikely coalition of President Uhuru Kenyatta and nominal opposition leader Raila Odinga.

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