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Kenya

Population: 52.44m
GDP: $104bn
Debt: 73% of GDP (2024)

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Kenyan cops vs Haitian gangs

Kenya's offer to send 1,000 police to help train and assist the Haitian National Police in the Caribbean state's battle against criminal gangs has been warmly welcomed by the inter...


The street takes on State House

Bolstered by another billion from the IMF, President Ruto reckons he can face down a militant but uncoordinated opposition

Austerity economics and street protests are dominating William Ruto's first term in the presidency after he rejected restructuring Kenya's debts in favour of two years of fiscal be...


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Court blocks housing levy as new taxes bite

Some of those who voted for William Ruto report buyers' remorse as economic conditions worsen

Kenyans are bracing themselves for two years of budgetary austerity but the scale of the hit to payslips will be delayed after the Supreme Court blocked the Finance Bill, which set...

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A man for all summits

With economic woes at home, President Ruto is pitching himself as a foreign policy player – from climate finance to reform of the African Union

Few expected William Ruto to devote much time to foreign policy when he claimed the presidency after narrowly defeating Raila Odinga in last August's elections. After running an in...


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Rich economies side-step African calls for global tax treaty

Kenya's President wins starring role after he leads regional demands to transform international financial system

Frustrated by the lack of progress on debt relief schemes and the launch of a UN-managed tax to compensate countries for 'loss and damage' caused by climate change, African leaders...

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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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