China's foreign minister expected in Kenya
One of the aims of Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang's trip to Africa is to clear up issues relating to the debt of several of the continent's states, including Kenya.
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.
Plans to build the two Rift Valley dams were shelved in 2019 over concerns about corruption that led some of William Ruto's allies to lose their government jobs. The new president is now tentatively talking about getting the projects off the ground again.
The Kenyan president is relying on several groups of advisers to steer his economic policy, keep him informed of political intrigues and hone his messaging. These precious allies belong to different circles and do not always see eye to eye, mirroring tensions already felt within the presidential majority.