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Vol 64 No 1

Published 5th January 2023


The return of one-man rule

The new President has quickly established political dominance at home as the direction of his government takes shape

Having secured, however fleetingly, full-spectrum dominance over the domestic political scene, and with the debt crisis in remission after the International Monetary Fund injected an additional $550 million to its three-year bailout programme, President William Ruto must grapple with a stubborn, and worsening, cost-of-living crisis, thanks to the Faustian austerity pact he made with the IMF.

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