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Vol 63 No 19

Published 22nd September 2022


Ruto starts political fights as he shifts subsidies

After ending fuel and maize subsidies, the new President got in a diplomatic tangle while cutting a deal with Rabat on cheaper fertiliser

In a mark of political self-confidence President William Ruto announced swingeing cuts to fuel and maize subsidies at his inauguration on 12 September at Nairobi's Kasarani stadium. But to boost local farmers, he promised to subsidise fertiliser and is trying to negotiate a supply deal with Morocco.

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