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Kenya

Population: 45.6 mn.
GDP: $62.7 bn.
Debt: $13.5 bn.

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Unpacking Raila's resistance

As the country simmers after its election re-run, churchmen take to diplomacy – and politicians to the street and social media

In an eloquent address to a full auditorium at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC on the morning of 9 November, Raila Odinga, leader of Ken...


Counting on the counties

Hopes are high that however dangerous national politics may be, regional government will reduce ethnic and economic tension

Devolving power to Kenya's 47 counties was one of the main provisions of the 2010 constitution drafted in response to the post-election violence in 2007-08. Moderate government and...


Making policy on the hoof

President John Magufuli has picked an unexpected new fight on the Kenyan border. Over 1,100 cattle seized from Maasai herders in Tanzania's Kilimanjaro and Mara regions in late Oct...


A question of legitimacy

President Uhuru Kenyatta starts his second term facing street protests, legal challenges to his election, and deep divisions in the electoral commission

Neither side in the over-heated election row looks ready to talk, let alone negotiate. Taking a shot at his opponents for representing the 'politics of darkness' and accusing them ...

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What the landslide buried

Nobody got what they wanted from the election re-run. Kenyatta got a weaker mandate and the opposition's tactics misfired

Surely no president can look on a 98% majority with as much dismay as President Uhuru Kenyatta. The boycott of the 26 October poll by his main rival, Raila Odinga, gave him a massi...


A commission under siege

The sudden resignation of an electoral commissioner raises further doubts about the schedule for the rerun election

The sudden resignation of Roselyn Akombe, one of the eight commissioners on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), has cast fresh uncertainty over the planned ...


Crisis? What crisis?

Our correspondents answer the most critical questions about the country's increasingly heated political contest

Is there a political crisis in Kenya? Would the involvement of foreign mediators help solve it?On this issue there is stark disagreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposi...

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No open-and-shut case

The Court ruling on the election gave politicians and the IEBC no road map on how to get out of the resulting mess

When Kenya's Supreme Court voided the election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, by four to two, it became the first-ever African court to unseat a sitting president, and only the third...


The incumbent never loses

No sitting president has ever lost an election in Kenya, but no such election has ever been annulled. What happens next will be rooted in the history of the alliances and splits in Kenya’s previous presidential polls

Founding President Jomo Kenyatta and his successor Daniel arap Moi ruled in turn from 1964 until 2002 under the umbrella of the Kenya African National Union, the party which brough...


The next trial of strength

The political class faces a severe test of its democratic credentials following the Supreme Court's judgement on the election

Praised across Africa as a triumph of judicial independence, the Supreme Court annulling of President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election is a double-edg...

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