Kenya's journey towards a liberal constitution has been long and twisting. The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) anticipates still undefined changes on the ten-year constitution that some observers view as being informed by selfish commercial and political interests of the political elite. Prof. Yash Pal Ghai, father of the 2010 constitution expresses his concerns as the direction being proposed by political leaders and profound disappointment at the direction matters are taking.
Twenty-four Kenyan financial institutions were named in the reports as either beneficiaries’ banks or banks through which companies and individuals made suspicious payments from countries that include the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, the United Kingdom, British Virgin Islands and China.
The Oromo Liberation Front leadership views Kenya as an important player and believes that peace will come sooner if Kenya steers the talks between the Oromo and Ethiopia.
Kenya is moving inexorably in the direction of significant political upheaval and a long-delayed backlash unless reforms to address economic inequality are implemented.
A feature on police brutality in Kenya since the COVID-19 curfew.
In recent years we've seen corruption move form the fringe to become the unofficial operational policy of those close to the president. Kenyan politicians, in turn, have abandoned all pretence of legitimacy as industrial-scale lotting has messed the economy, spiralled national debt and compromised our judicial and penal philosophies. The Elephant in conversation with Hon. Martha Karua, former presidential candidate, NARC Kenya leader, former Gichugu MP and a stalwart of the struggle for a new constitution in Kenya.
More than 600 economists and academics from around the world call for Africa to acquire monetary sovereignty in order to revive its development after Covid-19.
For decades, Somalia regarded Kenya as a neutral arbiter, unlike Ethiopia, where long-standing resentments against Somalia have endured. Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia in 2011 and its meddling in the country’s internal affairs have ruined Kenya-Somalia relations and emboldened Al Shabaab.
Local banks are seeing a growing percentage of their borrowers falling behind or ceasing making payments on their loans. This is making it increasingly difficult for these lenders to issue new loans at a time when struggling businesses need all the help they can get.