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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...

After the pandemic panic, Big Pharma exits Africa

Moderna's mothballing of a $200m vaccine plant has prompted a backlash from politicians and health professionals

When United States' pharmaceutical giant Moderna halted plans for a US$200 million vaccine factory near Nairobi it dealt a double-blow: to Kenya's ambitions as a healthcare manufa...

Austerity the price of debt workout dodge

Determined to avoid lengthy finance talks, the President gambles he can fix the economy before the next elections

Will President William Ruto's strategy – austerity now, pre-election bonanza later – pay off as Kenyans face another year of spending cuts and higher taxes? Ruto calcul...

The battle for Odinga's ODM

With Raila Odinga's path towards the African Union chair's job looking ever more clear, the race to succeed him as the voice of Kenya's opposition is hotting up.

A one-man diplomatic mission

President Ruto has become an everyman of international summitry but is he leaving his top advisors sidelined?

For a politician whose skills were seen as being centred entirely on domestic politics before winning the presidency in August 2022, William Ruto has quickly established a reputati...

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