Kenyan entrepreneurs have been jockeying for a slice of the Congolese economic pie since the DRC joined the East African Community (EAC). But they are proceeding cautiously, aware of the fragile political and economic context of their new partner.
President Kenyatta and the Congolese government hope that bringing talks on the stability of eastern DR Congo to Nairobi will give new impetus to the peace negotiations. But the absence of some of the warring parties limits their scope.
The presidential candidate is facing pressure from Mombasa County's business leaders, who want assurances that one of them will become a governor there, putting Odinga, who wants to avoid having to choose between long-time political and financial supporters, in a bind.
In preparation for the forthcoming general election in 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta and the opposition headed by Raila Odinga have begun their race to form political and clan alliances. But the level of funds raised by each of the two