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Kenya

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

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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...


Lamu corridor lags behind

As plans trundle on for an oil and transport project connecting South Sudan and Ethiopia to the Kenyan coast, China backs a new rail link for Uganda

Kenya says that the huge Lamu corridor project is progressing but in late August China put its support firmly behind a rival transport project. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s gov...


Shotgun wedding season

The deadline for electoral alliances has forced some unlikely political bedfellows to tie the knot, however reluctantly

With barely three months to go before the general elections, the 4 December deadline on pre-poll deals forced Kenya’s promiscuous political class into a flurry of shotgun weddings....


Kilelengwani burns

The mass killings in the Tana River Delta presage an upsurge of violence ahead of elections next March

As two mass graves are discovered in the Ozi Forest, acting Internal Security Minister Mohamed Yusuf Haji is at the centre of claims of official involvement in the Tana Delta killi...


The rush for land

A rush for the rich resources of one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments is entangled with the politics of the Tana River Delta. Most intriguing is the government...


Mombasa murder

A 14-member team investigating the 27 August shooting in Mombasa of an Al Shabaab-linked Islamist, Sheikh Aboud Rogo Mohammed, will exclude police officials. Director of Public Pro...


A rough, tough battle ahead

The hopes are high and the dangers are clear: Kenya’s politics fail to match its economic success

With eight months before President Mwai Kibaki retires, Kenya faces several major challenges, all of which it must meet in order to negotiate a peaceful and legitimate transition t...


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