The elections have been reduced to a contest between two major groups — CORD right and Jubilee Alliance on the left — built around elites of traditionally antagonistic ethnic communities. Photos/FILE Nation Media Group
The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has demanded a forensic audit on Kenya’s reimbursable claims on costs it incurred in the war in Somalia since the incursion in October 2011.
Kenya is going into a General Election on March 4, with a huge hole in its budget. Indeed, the budget for the current financial year was planned on the assumption that the government would receive the Ksh18 billion ($209.3 million) from Amisom.
Whether Kenya’s worsening fiscal position will precipitate a negative spillover effect on the rest of the region remains to be seen.