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Kenya

Population: 49.7 mn.
GDP: $74.94 bn.
Debt: $26.42 bn.

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Digging deeper into debt

Debt and spending have mushroomed, but vested interests will fight attempts to rein in the elite’s cash cows

The Treasury's recent successful flotation of a billion dollars in Eurobonds signals that Kenya is not about to wean itself off a dangerous addiction to expensive commercial credit...


Why the dynasties fear Ruto

With his rivals mired in litigation and squabbling over who will be their candidate, the Deputy President is again the man to beat

With his rivals bogged down in court trying to salvage the Building Bridges Initiative, Deputy President William Ruto has re-emerged as the man to beat in next August's presidentia...


Picking up the pieces

The High Court’s rejection of the BBI process risks ripping apart a carefully constructed compromise

Having sailed through parliament, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill hit a major and unexpected roadblock on 14 May, when the High Court ruled the constitutional reform pla...


Don’t show us the money

Kenyans worry that the government is leading donors on a familiar dance as it continues to increase borrowing

In the dog days of President Daniel arap Moi's reign, Kenya acquired a reputation for borrowing from the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions after promisin...


Unholy alliances

None of the presidential contenders can explain how they could form a majority at next year’s elections

Kenya's next president will be Raila Odinga, William Ruto or 'S'. The latter stands for 'the system'. This informs a growing assumption that with neither Odinga nor Ruto able to ch...


How not to win friends

Regional disputes will limit Nairobi's chances of using leadership roles for influence beyond national borders

In 2021 Kenya holds one of two African seats at the United Nations Security Council, the chair of the African Union Peace and Security Council, and for the next five years, the sec...


Raila's weak grip

The perennial presidential candidate wants his 'handshake' to propel him into State House. But others have their eyes on the prize

The third anniversary of the 'handshake' of reconciliation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga passed with muted celebrations. Orange Democr...


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