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Published on 28 March 2014

End of Kenayatta and Ruto's honeymoon period

Uhuru Kenyatta William Ruto

Ever since President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto came to power a year ago, their main battle has been to try to delay their trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC). During this period, they have had to deal with problems at home getting steadily worse: crime and terrorist acts have grown steeply and the new institutions (county governorships and the senate) are in a muddled state, and so on.

Not only that, there has been infighting among the presidential staff to extend their prerogatives, leading to internal bureaucratic squabbles. It's no easy matter to keep election promises in a context like this, while also trying to rein in the public deficit.

In addition, corruption still looms as large as ever in the higher echelons of the civil service, fuelled by a good economic outlook, particularly in the energy sector. The overall record of this first year of Kenyatta and Ruto's five year term has turned out quite chaotic. Here is our overview.

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