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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26 October 1961


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Veterans seek a last hurrah in Addis

When Ruto's predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta met with President Samia on 21 February rumours swirled in Nairobi that Kenyatta who backed Odinga's presidential bid in 2022 would break the pro-Odinga consensus and back Kikwete...

One of the committee's main recommendations was to revive an idea in the Building Bridges Initiative set up by Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta which was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; that of creating an official Leader of the Opposition office after the 2027 elections...


Judges stand up as Ruto takes them on

And in 2021 and 2022 it struck down the ambitious constitutional reform known as the Building Bridges Initiative that was designed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga as part of the latter's failed bid for the presidency (AC Vol 62 No 17 The bridge collapses)...


Auditor in the dock

UltimatumAt a parliamentary hearing in March Nyakang'o reported that Ukur Yatani the former Treasury Cabinet Secretary and a loyalist of former President Uhuru Kenyatta gave her less than half an hour to give the green light for KSh23bn ($150m) of spending just days before last August's general election...


Ruto's plan to profit from the ports hits problems

Last year a concession agreement struck by President Uhuru Kenyatta's government with the United Arab Emirates-based DP World fell victim to the campaigning ahead of the August 2022 elections...

Kenyatta gets his identity card back The Huduma Namba digital identity card project was one of the symbols of the breakdown in relations between Uhuru Kenyatta and his then deputy William Ruto (Huduma Namba means 'service number')...


Cross-party talks open, carrots provided

We hear that Chris Coons the United States Senator who helped broker the 'handshake' between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Odinga in March 2018 is helping to shape the talks having met both political leaders in August (AC Vol 63 No 18 Brussels greets Ruto)...


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Ruto sets sights on port privatisation scheme

In 2022 Ruto's predecessor Uhuru Kenyatta had been on the brink of an agreement to run operations at the three major ports only for the idea to be shelved following Ruto's victory in August's presidential election...

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Nairobi inquiry on British army conduct reopens old wounds

In 2015 British Prime Minister David Cameron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to a revamp of the British-Kenya defence pact which included provisions that British soldiers accused of lawbreaking would be tried in Kenya be subject to Kenyan law for any infractions outside their base and that British military sites would be subject to Kenyan inspection (AC Vol 56 No 21 Uhuru's frequent flyer card)...

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The street takes on State House

Of the new IMF lending $415 million comes from the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) and Expanded Credit Facility (ECF) programmes that were first agreed with President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2021 and designed to shore up the economy and boost Kenya's foreign exchange reserves...

Having inherited a debt burden running at 68% of GDP compared to the record low of 38% bequeathed to former President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto by Mwai Kibaki's government in 2012 and a debt repayment burden that is frontloaded in 2023 and 2024 Ruto has chosen belt-tightening...


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