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Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta

Date of Birth: 26 October 1961


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Spiralling prices dominate budgets

Distress riskIn Kenya an election year 'would be an inopportune moment to introduce measures that negatively impact taxpayers' remarked Deloitte's Fred Omondi and the result is that budgetary discipline will take a back seat for now despite the fact that Kenya's debt burden has increased to 70% of GDP from about 45% in the eight years of Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency leaving the country at a growing risk of facing debt distress (AC Vol 63 No 8 Battling over the legacy)...

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Kenya sponsors risky anti-militia plan

At a regional summit in Nairobi on 21 April hosted by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and attended by the heads of state of Uganda and Burundi and by Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta the governments agreed to start a dialogue with the militias in parallel with the military initiative which would attack groups that refuse to compromise (see Box Kinshasa talks to the armed groups)...


Mind the gap

With the August presidential race mainly focused on swing counties in central Kenya the future of devolution established in 2013 has scarcely been discussed particularly since the demise in the courts of the Building Bridges constitutional reform initiative developed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga...


Rivals struggle to balance their tickets

Odinga's dilemma is how to play the balancing act of amassing numbers while protecting his alliance with President Uhuru Kenyatta whom he needs to tap into the Mount Kenya region which has seen Odinga as a dangerous radical for several decades...


The political class salutes Mwai Kibaki, the last of the independence generation

The government's economic management was far stronger under Kibaki compared with either Moi and the two terms of his successor Uhuru Kenyatta...

'President Kibaki will be forever remembered as the gentleman of Kenyan politics a brilliant debater whose eloquence wit and charm won the day time-and-time again ' said President Uhuru Kenyatta on 22 April...


Battling over the legacy

Ruto has long claimed that the 2018 'handshake' between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement leader Odinga derailed the second term of the Jubilee government of Kenyatta and Ruto...

Election year promises to ramp up debt Kenyan Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani brought forward the final budget of Uhuru Kenyatta's presidency by two months in a bid to ensure that the government's tax and spending plans are passed by the National Assembly well before August's general elections...


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