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Kenya

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

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Diplomats and journalists drawn into election row

The government has banned reporting of Raila's 'inauguration' and picked a fight with the EU election observers' mission as the political impasse worsens

The government took three of Kenya's main television stations off the air rather than allow them to broadcast opposition leader Raila Odinga's self-styled inauguration as the 'peop...


Political rift will linger

The unrest and instability of the prolonged electoral crisis will continue to dominate politics as Kenyatta looks to his legacy

The political tug-of-war between the governing Jubilee Party of Kenya and the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) which dominated 2017 is expected to continue through the res...


Allowance alliance

Members of parliament of the opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) have boycotted the National Assembly since August's controversial elections, bringing legislative business to...


Unpacking Raila's resistance

As the country simmers after its election re-run, churchmen take to diplomacy – and politicians to the street and social media

In an eloquent address to a full auditorium at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on the morning of 9 November, Raila Odinga, leader of Ken...


Counting on the counties

Hopes are high that however dangerous national politics may be, regional government will reduce ethnic and economic tension

Devolving power to Kenya's 47 counties was one of the main provisions of the 2010 constitution drafted in response to the post-election violence in 2007-08. Moderate government and...


Making policy on the hoof

President John Magufuli has picked an unexpected new fight on the Kenyan border. Over 1,100 cattle seized from Maasai herders in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and Mara regions in late Oct...


A question of legitimacy

President Uhuru Kenyatta starts his second term facing street protests, legal challenges to his election, and deep divisions in the electoral commission

Neither side in the over-heated election row looks ready to talk, let alone negotiate. Taking a shot at his opponents for representing the 'politics of darkness' and accusing them ...

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What the landslide buried

Nobody got what they wanted from the election re-run. Kenyatta got a weaker mandate and the opposition's tactics misfired

Surely no president can look on a 98% majority with as much dismay as President Uhuru Kenyatta. The boycott of the 26 October poll by his main rival, Raila Odinga, gave him a massi...


A commission under siege

The sudden resignation of an electoral commissioner raises further doubts about the schedule for the rerun election

The sudden resignation of Roselyn Akombe, one of the eight commissioners on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has cast fresh uncertainty over the planned ...


Crisis? What crisis?

Our correspondents answer the most critical questions about the country's increasingly heated political contest

Is there a political crisis in Kenya? Would the involvement of foreign mediators help solve it?On this issue there is stark disagreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposi...

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