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Kenya

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

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A very British coup

The Jubilee Alliance plays the conspiracy card on the old colonial power and turns up trumps

It was a warning shot from the usually emollient Charity Kaluki Ngilu when she read a statement in Nairobi on 6 March claiming that Britain’s envoy Christian Turner was plotting wi...


Jubilee aims to win it in one

The Kenyatta and Ruto team is gathering support and pulling out all the stops to win the presidency in the first round

A tense campaign, full of skulduggery and intimidation, is gripping the country and challenging the electoral system. Politicians trade accusations of electoral malpractice, raisin...


Swing counties hold the key

A second presidential round is likely to focus attention on counties where the vote could go either way

Neither the Jubilee Coalition’s Uhuru Kenyatta nor Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the Coalition for Reform and Democracy (CORD) has been able to make inroads into the other’s elect...


Nairobi’s governing passions

The race to be governor of the capital is tense, filled with drama and defying the expectations of the experts

The Nairobi gubernatorial race – part of the 4 March general elections – is turning into one of the most fascinating political battles of recent times. The city’s economy is worth...


By Skype from The Hague

Kenya’s first presidential debate, broadcast live on eight television and 34 radio stations on 11 February, was unlikely to sway an electorate deeply polarised by ethnic and region...


Holding their breath

As opinion polls say the race for the presidency is too close to call, a huge burden falls on the reformed electoral commission

On 4 March, Kenyans will vote for six different offices: president, senators, county governors, members of parliament, civic councillors and women’s county representatives. Under t...


Flashpoints on the margins

Existing tensions and struggles over resources are likely to lead to localised conflict in several areas. In Tana River, the fusion of political competition and land disputes has a...


Odinga’s fiasco

The Prime Minister’s family suffered badly in the nominations race as a backlash against cronyism made itself felt

When attempts to reform the way political parties nominate their candidates failed, the Independent Election and Boundaries Commission refused to intervene. The IEBC seemed afraid ...


A race to the bottom

The electoral calculus appears to favour Odinga but ethnic and regional loyalties could provoke violence and millions of voters remain undecided

Kenya’s 50th Independence celebrations at the end of the year will be shaped by the general elections in March, the first since the violently disputed 2007 polls. This will be a tw...


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