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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26 October 1961


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Nasa heads for crash landing

Nasa has existed in name only since Raila Odinga was co-opted into President Uhuru Kenyatta's government via the 'handshake' deal in 2018 in which he abandoned the allies that had supported his unsuccessful presidential campaigns in 2012 and 2018 (AC Vol 59 No 6 Raila beats rivals to a new deal)...

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Ambitious Ruto parks his tanks on Kenyatta's lawn

Deputy President William Ruto notched up another success in his bid to win next August's presidential election after his personal political vehicle the United Democratic Alliance won a parliamentary by–election in President Uhuru Kenyatta's back yard...

Although Ruto has not formally left the Jubilee party that he founded with President Uhuru Kenyatta a formal split appears to be only a matter of time although Ruto aides following his meeting with Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni last week indicated that they have not given up on Kenyatta endorsing Ruto (AC Dispatches 13/07/21 Deputy President Ruto courts Museveni's support)...

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Deputy President Ruto courts Museveni's support

As another sign of the Deputy President's confidence his aides told journalists that their man had asked Museveni to intervene as a regional elder statesman to heal Ruto's rift with President Uhuru Kenyatta (AC Vol 62 No 14 Why the dynasties fear Ruto)...

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Digging deeper into debt

The bond sale came a week after Yatani presented a US$31 billion budget – a four-fold increase in state spending since President Uhuru Kenyatta took office in 2013 when the budget was just $7...


Why the dynasties fear Ruto

Now almost completely estranged from the governing Jubilee party which he founded with President Uhuru Kenyatta Ruto's new political vehicle the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has performed well in several recent by-elections despite being in the nascent stages of organisation and financially reliant on Ruto's immense but unexplained wealth (AC Vol 62 No 8 Unholy alliances)...

Economic development without politics President Uhuru Kenyatta believes in a rare philosophy of government – politics and economics must be dealt with separately each at its own time...


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The Kenyatta-Odinga political plan goes back to the courts

Judges sat for five consecutive days at the Appeal Court to review the 14 May High Court ruling that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) at the centre of the alliance between Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga would breach the constitution (AC Vol 62 No 11 Picking up the pieces)...

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Banking on a fast recovery

6% of GDP by 2024/25 confirmation that Uhuru Kenyatta's government has officially abandoned its target of reducing the budget deficit to 4% by the end of his second term in August next year...


Picking up the pieces

After the 2018 public reconciliation between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga – known simply as the 'handshake' – the BBI was sold as a blueprint to end the 'winner-takes-all' tribal discord that has accompanied every election since the advent of multi-party democracy (AC Vol 61 No 23 A divisive plan for unity)...


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