Kenya's President, William Ruto, announced that the country will not acquire loans to pay civil servants, even as union groups threatened to go on strike due to unpaid March salaries. According to Ruto, the salary delays are due to the country's substantial public debt, with some loans becoming due this month.
24 Sep 2022
William Ruto, Kenya's new president, granted an interview to FRANCE 24's Marc Perelman on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Ruto warned that the worst drought in 40 years risks causing starvation in the Horn of Africa, adding that "3.1 million people are facing severe drought" in Kenya alone.
15 Sep 2022
Our headlines across the continent: William Ruto spends his first day in charge of Kenya. The new president is putting a focus on climate policies and reversing some of his predecessor's actions. In Burkina Faso, the director of a mining company has been found guilty of manslaughter after eight people were killed when a mine they were working in flooded back in April. And with fish stocks dwindling, we see how local fishermen in DR Congo are adapting traditional techniques.
17 Aug 2022
Kenya's electoral commission has announced William Ruto as winner of the East African country's presidential election amid chaotic scenes, including commission officials disowning the result.
17 Aug 2022
William Ruto has been declared the winner of Kenya's Presidential election, narrowly beating his rival Raila Odinga. Speaking at his victory rally, Ruto said that he would be a leader for all Kenyans, no matter which way they voted in the election.
16 Aug 2022
In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who used to sell chickens at a roadside stall.
9 Aug 2022
Kenya's Deputy President and presidential hopeful William Ruto cast his ballot early on Tuesday morning (August 9) as Kenyans elect a new president.