Ruto steps up support for Sagana industrial park
The flagship project of governor Anne Waiguru, a key ally of William Ruto, is attracting growing investor interest and is becoming a priority for the president's first term in office.
Kenya's deputy president has been tasked with overhauling the coffee sector, which is vital to the economy of his native region. He wants to create new institutions to revive a once highly lucrative crop that has been in a slump for decades.
By uniting his allies from Kenya's central region, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua aims to establish his own political fiefdom. His plans have raised concerns, however, among some of President Ruto's allies, who fear he is trying to go solo.
Kenya's coffee sector, once the flagship of national agriculture, is in trouble. The president's plans to reform it have been undermined by tension between the agriculture ministry, the senate and the national assembly, and will probably not happen before he leaves office.