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Kenya

Population: 53m
GDP: $110.3bn
Debt: 67.5% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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Ruto's housing levy is triggering mass dissent

The government says its new plan will help home buyers but it risks hurting low and middle-income workers

Pressure is piling on President William Ruto's government over planned tax rises in the Finance Bill due next week that has prompted the country's public service trade unions to pe...

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Uhuru hangs on to his Jubilee

Kenyatta's botched exit from politics has triggered new fissures in the opposition camp

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta had appeared intent on retiring from politics. Instead, he wants to stay on as leader of the rump Jubilee party following a chaotic week in which ri...

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Ruto's budget hits his hustler supporters

Raising taxes and paying down the debt, the President wants to stabilise the economy before the next election

As a candidate ahead of last August's presidential elections, William Ruto opposed a housing levy and new fuel taxes. Eight months after winning, President Ruto has introduced both...

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What does Raila Odinga want?

The opposition leader has got the talks he demanded but that may not keep his supporters off the streets

After weeks of insisting that there would be no compromise and no 'handshake'-style deal with veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, President William Ruto followed his two immedi...


Cult and politics

The discovery last month of mass graves bearing the bodies of more than 130 people near the popular tourist town of Malindi has shocked Kenyans. Self-proclaimed pastor Paul Nthenge...


Ruto's credit slumps amid cash flow crisis

Public sector wages arrears have exposed the scale of the government's debt burden and revenue problems

The failure to pay the March wages of civil servants, teachers and politicians has blown a hole in the economic management record of President William Ruto's government after just ...


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Dialling for dollars

Financial pressures are mounting on President William Ruto's government but his chief economic advisor rules out debt restructuring

The Treasury in Nairobi says that it is expecting some $1.9 billion in emergency funding from the World Bank, the IMF and a consortium of foreign commercial banks over the next two...

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