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Ruto looks to other Asian powers to help reduce dependence on China
Kenya, which is keen to reduce China's economic hold over it, particularly in relation to its debt, is turning for help to other South East Asian states. President Ruto's advisers believe that their country could take example from them.
East African Community struggles to fulfill its potential
The East African Community is currently considering Somalia's application to join the regional bloc, even though it has yet to finalise DR Congo and South Sudan's membership. The regional mechanisms already in place are showing the limits of their effectiveness.
Deadly blast in Ruto stronghold highlights political ripples of long-running goldmine row
In western Kenya, the Chemase goldmine is attracting the interest of private and political actors. An explosion there in January crystallised tensions between UK firm Karebe Gold Mining, three of whose employees died, and a group of well-connected Kenyan miners.
Ruto threatens Odinga with International Criminal Court case
The Kenyan president is threatening to take opposition leader Raila Odinga to the International Criminal Court if he doesn't put an end to anti-government riots. Ruto himself appeared before the ICC a decade ago accused of orchestrating deadly post-electoral violence, but the case against him was eventually dismissed.
Rift Valley farmers on edge as alleged landgrabber given top lands ministry post
The appointment to a senior government position of a politician linked to major land disputes is a concern for dispossessed communities in the centre and west of the country. Large political families also fear for the fate of their properties.
Kenyatta sticks to the wings as Odinga-Ruto drama plays on
Little has been heard of the former president since the man he had hoped would succeed him embarked on a crusade against the eventual winner of last August's presidential election. Kenyatta's people worry that rocking the boat could jeopardise the family's sprawling business interests.
Kenya seeks to join US-China semiconductor race
Kenya has mining resources and an industrial set-up conducive to producing semiconductors, the electronic components that are in ever greater demand. One company has already started making them in the country, but most investment in the sector is still concentrated in Asia and Western states.
Cleophas Malala's cabinet bid meets with mixed response from Ruto's allies
Former senator Cleophas Malala, who has been tasked with merging the presidential party with allied formations, is eager to join the cabinet. But the supervisory role earmarked for him is being met with suspicion by the Kenyan president's key allies.