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Ruto revels in the western embrace

Washington offers military deals and pushes hefty investments as Kenya's President is feted in the US capital

Investment deals worth billions of dollars may have been secured, but geopolitics was the main agenda item during President William Ruto's four-day state visit to the United States...


Inquiry into claims of British army abuses goes public

The National Human Rights Commission says 43 complaints of human rights abuses have been filed against British troops in Nanyuki

The parliamentary inquiry into human rights abuses committed by British soldiers is set to intensify this week. The National Assembly will hold a series of four public hearings bet...


One party in a state

A year ago, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) had pretensions of establishing a one-party state modelled on Daniel arap Moi’s Kenya African National Union. Instead, it loo...

Ruto (and Raila's) man in Addis

Raila Odinga is looking increasingly odds-on to become the next chair of the African Union Commission (AUC). If successful, he will have an old ally with him in Addis Ababa.

Yet another changing of the guard

Questions surround President Ruto's security plans after he reshuffles the top military jobs for the second time in two months

Regarded as sure-footed on politics and diplomacy, President William Samoei Ruto's management of security policy in a troubled region has been prompting questions about where he wa...


Odinga finally breaks ranks over floods crisis

Ruto's opposition leader criticises the government's response to the crisis as heavy rainfall continues to pound the country

Catastrophic flooding has killed more than 200 people and destroyed thousands of homes in recent weeks, making it one of Kenya's worst natural disasters in living memory. Yet criti...



Quid pro quo diplomacy

Ruto is backing the Harare's new currency – the  ZiG – in return Mnangagwa has confirmed support for Kenya's Odinga to chair the African Union next year

Quid pro quo appears to have been the name of the game in Kenyan President William Ruto's talks with Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the weekend.


Ruto's UDA in chaos

The United Democratic Alliance existed only on paper in 2021. Three years later, President William Ruto's dominance over Kenyan politics is such that having the UDA ticket can make...

After the general crashes, a reshuffle

Francis Ogolla was an unlikely pick as military chief by President Ruto. His untimely death could allow Ruto to handpick his own securocrats

The death of General Francis Ogolla, the Commander of the Kenya Defence Forces, on 18 April, prompted an outpouring of eulogies across party lines that was exceptional even by Keny...

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