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Debt: 67.5% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Judges stand up as Ruto takes them on

Chief Justice Martha Koome has pushed back hard after the President accused the judiciary of chronic corruption

The presidency could lose badly if the sniping between it and the judiciary escalates. In his New Year's address, President William Ruto accused opposition leaders of using the cou...


Not enough cops, too much corruption

Critics of President Ruto's plan to deploy police support to Port au Prince are adding to logistical delays

The scale of the challenge facing the Kenyan police as they prepare to support the Haitian National Police in its fights against criminal gangs has been spelt out in a report by Be...


Austerity is no brake on Ruto's ambitions

The President's political dominance after his first full year in office is near total

The speed at which William Ruto shoe-horned his allies into key positions in the political and economic system after his election as president less than 18 months ago still shocks ...

Auditor in the dock

The outspoken chief budget auditor has been arrested in politically convenient circumstances

The arrest of Margaret Nyakang'o, the widely respected head of Kenya's budget watchdog, on what appear to be trumped up fraud charges, has prompted concerns about the scale of graf...


Ruto eyes privatisation to balance the books

Kenya names first batch of state companies up for sale as part of plan to prioritise debt repayment but has increased reliance on IMF and World Bank

Kenya's Treasury has published a list of 11 state companies that are up for sale to private investors but the market is likely to be underwhelmed by the wares on offer. The Kenyatt...



Finance needed before UN police mission, say ministers

Plans to deploy personnel to tackle gang violence in Haiti have been held up in the courts and by a lack of funding for training

The mission in which 1,000 Kenyan police officers would lead a UN multinational deployment in Haiti appear are being held up by disputes over funding and training, ministers in Nai...


Pay more to be Kenyan

Kenyans are bracing themselves for at least two years of fiscal austerity as William Ruto's government prioritises its Eurobond repayments. And the pain just keeps coming.

Ruto's plan to profit from the ports hits problems

The government aims to raise quick cash from privatising state assets but opposition is mounting

The radical plans to purge the political elite and its economic projects after William Ruto's presidential election victory last year are running out of steam. In some places they'...

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