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Vol 64 No 19

Published 21st September 2023


Cross-party talks open, carrots provided

A new cross-party committee will strengthen ambitious politicians and steer clear of the cost-of-living crisis

The prospect of a political deal between President William Ruto and opposition Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is unsettling some of their followers and allies who fear they could lose out in any new partition of the spoils of power. The main beneficiaries from the new cross-party committee designed to tackle a year of political crisis are likely to be in the second rank of political contenders – those with an eye on the 2027 elections.

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