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Kenya

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

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Building shaky bridges

The BBI report failed to deliver on the hype and looks set to produce more ethnic rivalry in the run-up to the 2022 elections

The much-hyped Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, commissioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his erstwhile rival, opposition leader Raila Odinga in March 2018, was launche...


Assault on Mount Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta is trying to put an end to a simmering rebellion against his government in a region where discontent with him would be least expected – the Mount Ken...


Ruto-Raila (round one)

The by-election campaigns for Kibra (previously Kibera), Kenya's largest slum, near downtown Nairobi, turned into a full-dress rehearsal of the political contest between Deputy Pre...


Fund on standby

New Principal Secretary to the Treasury Julius Muia is hoping that his talks with the International Monetary Fund at its annual meeting on 14-20 October in Washington will result i...


Bridge of sighs

A bid to build alliances across the country’s ethnic divides owes more to political ambition than to altruism

Due for release in early October, the wide-ranging report of the Building Bridges Initiative looks likely to deepen political conflict despite its lofty aims of lessening ethnic an...

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Spending on the hoof

President Kenyatta wants to buy his way to a legacy. Sceptics say the economic outlook does not support this largesse

On an impromptu stop at a function at Mwangoni Primary School in Kwale County on the south coast on 8 September, President Uhuru Kenyatta made an instant personal donation of 1 mil...


Jubaland row heats up oil tiff

Tensions between Kenya and Somalia are rising fast over a dispute about politics and money in a Somali province

Separate but inter-related arguments over elections in Jubaland and offshore oil blocks claimed by both Kenya and Somalia appear to be coming to a head in the wake of the May appoi...


A killing joke

A fake letter detailing an assassination plot against the Deputy President has widened the fault lines within the ruling elite

The political drama sparked by a fake letter claiming that several cabinet ministers from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Mount Kenya homeland had been plotting to kill Deputy President...


Spinner caught in web

In the months leading up to the August 2017 polls in Kenya, rumours flew that data-mining consultancy Cambridge Analytica, then at the height of its notoriety, had been hired by Pr...


Roads, rails, pots and kettles

Westerners are fuelling fears about the government’s appetite for Chinese loans. But their funding models are not that different

According to some of the opinion columns in its newspapers, Kenya is currently on a reckless borrowing spree in which the country has mortgaged some of its key assets – notably Mom...


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