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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26 October 1961


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Fund on standby

The facility was one of the Uhuru Kenyatta government's protections against credit rating downgrades...


Bridge of sighs

At least that was the idea agreed between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his new ally Raila Odinga in the historic 'handshake' of March 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 8 Believe the handshake)...

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Spending on the hoof

On an impromptu stop at a function at Mwangoni Primary School in Kwale County on the south coast on 8 September President Uhuru Kenyatta made an instant personal donation of 1 million shillings (US$10 000) to refurbish the school buildings and promised Ksh10m ($100 000) more from the government...

The school of Uhurunomics Uhuru Kenyatta may have an economics and political science degree from Amherst College in Massachusetts but many Kenyans believe his stewardship of the economy is poor evidence of his mastery of the subject...


Power play in Harare

After prolonged unrest and continual accusations against the Jubilee government President Uhuru Kenyatta made the famous 'handshake' with his old adversary and Odinga and his supporters were admitted to key positions in government...

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A killing joke

The political drama sparked by a fake letter claiming that several cabinet ministers from President Uhuru Kenyatta's Mount Kenya homeland had been plotting to kill Deputy President William Ruto provides yet more evidence of the fragility and fractiousness of his government...

Dams – the consequences Whatever happens now the arrest and charging of Finance Minister Henry Rotich his Permanent Secretary Kamau Thugge and 24 more government officials marks a historic landmark in President Uhuru Kenyatta's campaign against corruption which he sees as a major legacy of his time in office (AC Vol 59 No 19 Populists hack at the budget)...


Spinner caught in web

In the months leading up to the August 2017 polls in Kenya rumours flew that data-mining consultancy Cambridge Analytica (CA) then at the height of its notoriety had been hired by President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee coalition (AC Vol 58 No 17 New elections old battles)...


Roads, rails, pots and kettles

Legacy projectPresident Uhuru Kenyatta meanwhile sees a completed Nairobi-to-Mombasa expressway as an attractive potential legacy project...


'Rot' in the Commission

In the end it was the Commission's failure to secure a back-up that cost it and Uhuru Kenyatta the August 2017 elections during the Supreme Court of Kenya case...


Belt, road and pork barrel

While the leaders of Egypt Ethiopia Djibouti and Mozambique brought their official staff to China's recent Belt and Road Forum last week Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta also brought the nominal leader of the opposition Raila Odinga and his staff...


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