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

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The hustler backs austerity

After promising ambitious support programmes for small businesses, the new President finds that the fiscal cupboard is bare

President William Ruto's grand, and expensive, promises of a 'bottom up' economy, replete with new financial support for small businesses and farmers, has quickly fallen foul of ec...

Loyalty trumps all in Ruto's cabinet

Close allies of the president and his deputy dominate the new team, with a sprinkling of technocrats, but few women

After a narrow election win and a slim majority of MPs backing him in parliament, President William Ruto is taking no chances with his first cabinet. His team is dominated by ultra...

Kenyatta era debts haunt Ruto's growth plan

Pressure grows on state finances after details emerge of a $45 million spending spree by the last administration ahead of the elections

Facing growing financial pressures, President William Ruto appears to be rethinking his earlier rejection of any restructuring of Kenya's foreign debt. Public debt stands at 8.56 t...

Ruto plays the economy blame-game

As he chooses his ministers, the new president has been making sweeping economic changes and blaming his predecessor

Four days after his victory lap and inauguration on 12 September, President William Samoei Ruto flew to London for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral, and on to New York for the UN...


Ahead of his inauguration, Ruto sews up parliament

The new president's coalition takes the speaker posts in both houses and courts Musyoka, who controls the Kamba vote

After his inauguration on 13 September, President William Ruto starts his first term with clear control of both houses of parliament and a good chance of expanding that majority by...


The judges endorse Ruto's rout

The Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the Deputy President's election win, probably ending his rival's political career

After an epic campaign against the political establishment, William Ruto will take over as President with the economy at its weakest for years and the political system at its most ...

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