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Kenya’s Debt Cycle

As of June this year, our public debt was 6.6 trillion shillings. Each Kenyan citizen, including those born now, owes creditors at least 139,000 shillings due to public debt. So what does it mean when the government keeps getting loans? Is Kenya on the verge of a debt distress? Our latest feature, #KenyasDebtCycle digs deep into these questions seeking answers and highlighting how the appetite for foreign debt to finance infrastructure has devastated various sectors in the country.