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Kenya

Population: 48.46 mn.
GDP: $70.52 bn.
Debt: $22.32 bn.

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Populists hack at the budget

Backbench Jubilee and Nasa MPs are ganging up against revenue plans by President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga

On Tuesday 18 September, President Uhuru Kenyatta's governing Jubilee party and the opposition (at least in name) National Super Alliance (Nasa), led by Raila Odinga, held separate...


Fuelling a debt crisis

Deadlock over plans to raise fuel taxes to satisfy the IMF risks derailing the President’s economic plans

Kenya's debt burden has been growing rapidly for the past four years, rising from 45% of GDP to near 60% now. Solid growth rates have given leaders freedom to ignore the warnings o...


Raila rebounds

The veteran opposition leader is gaining enough from his historic compromise with Uhuru to worry Vice-President Ruto

Five months after the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga and its promise to build bridges between Kenya's hostile ethnic groups, Odinga s...


A deluge of injustice

A new investigation says those responsible for the Solai dam disaster could escape prosecution

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Mohamed Haj has charged the manager and owner of the Nakuru County farm on which the Milmet Solai dam collapsed, causing dozens of dea...


Hanging on a handshake

The deal between Kenyatta and Odinga has re-aligned old rivalries. Nairobi insiders puzzle over who the winners and losers are

Every politician in Nairobi has a favourite theory about the causes and consequences of the rapprochement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on 9 M...


Full of sound and fury…

Warm words from President Kenyatta about tackling corruption hold little promise of transforming an endemic culture of rot

Grand corruption throughout society is being exposed on a scale Kenyans have never seen before – all, apparently, with the full support of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Such is t...


Believe the handshake

President Uhuru Kenyatta was affable good humour personified on 17 April when he nipped across London's Mayfair from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to the Chatham Hou...


Down the autocrat's alley

The government claims its political crackdown will boost growth. It's more likely to do the opposite

There has been a sea change in President Uhuru Kenyatta's political style. In a television interview last September, David Wakairu Murathe, the Jubilee Party Deputy Chairman and a ...


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