With general elections on the horizon, top officials in Kenya are failing to see eye-to-eye over the fate of a large number of candidates accused of corruption. Outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been asked to mediate, risks seeing his send-off marred by a major scandal.
Kenya's intelligence agencies are on high alert to try to prevent attacks by radical Islamist groups aimed at destabilising the country in the run-up to general elections. The groups are suspected of targeting Nairobi and Mombasa and counties that lie on the border with Somalia.
Breaking news published on 07/10/21 at 1.00 p.m. - The Kenyan president was abroad when the international investigation into tax avoidance broke. He has been making frantic phone calls to Kenya's political heavyweights ever since to convince them, without success, to reveal their own offshore investments.
Nairobi's internal security, police and anti-corruption services are sifting through the finances of Deputy President William Ruto, who is intending to run in the next presidential election against Raila Odinga, a former rival turned ally of Kenyatta.