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Kenya

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

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Keeping up with the Kenyattas

As they take the field, the battle between the President and his deputy is testing the limits of ethnic politics

'You should go and insult your mother, not mine' said President Uhuru Kenyatta on 10 September to a small crowd just outside Nairobi. He was referring to two Kalenjin politicians &...


Trading favours

A trade deal between Nairobi and Washington appears to make political and economic sense for both sides but critics see dangers for Kenyatta

President Donald Trump has used his presidency to launch trade wars against China, the European Union and his North American Free Trade Association partners. His government has blo...


The Kenyatta-Odinga deal starts fraying

As the Building Bridges Initiative stalls, politicians are readying for a battle over the top jobs

The Building Bridges Initiative – the political deal concocted between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta – is in trouble again. Enough trouble...


From a grateful nation

Not content with being among the world's best-paid politicians, Kenyan lawmakers have ensured that their predecessors are also amply rewarded for their service. On 5 August, after ...


A favourite for an impossible job

After several near misses in her search for a top international job, Amina Mohamed is a WTO front-runner. But what does she stand for?

Of all the candidates gunning for the helm of the World Trade Organisation, Amina Mohamed probably ranks as the best prepared for the contest. Along with the rival campaign of Nige...


A big tent for Moi's children

The President's attempts to co-opt oppositionists has reunited young Turks promoted by the late President Moi

Thirty years after the Saba Saba protests triggered the battle for the restoration of multiparty politics in Kenya, veterans of that struggle might be troubled to see that the curr...


Uhuru takes it out on his party

An angry President Kenyatta vents his frustrations on dissident Jubilee MPs. His deputy stays within the tent for now

For the first time in three years, President Uhuru Kenyatta invited all 404 Jubilee Party legislators – 337 MPs and 67 Senators – to a parliamentary group meeting at St...


The one-party statesmen

The effect of thwarting Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential ambitions could be the return of a de facto single-party state

The disintegration of the ruling Jubilee Party continues apace. In the clearest indications yet that President Uhuru Kenyatta is determined to remove the succession from his deputy...


A clumsy coup

The government expected that curbing the Nairobi governor’s powers would end his career, but the flamboyant Mike Sonko won’t go quietly

The image of suspended Nairobi governor Mike Sonko at State House wordlessly signing powers over to the national government in February appeared to symbolise the presidency's trium...


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