Ruto, William

The Troubles of Kenya’s China-Funded Train

MOMBASA, Kenya — Fireworks popped and confetti rained down in the seaside city of Mombasa when Kenya’s president inaugurated the country’s new railway — designed, funded and built by China. President Uhuru Kenyatta proclaimed that the new train would connect the port in Mombasa to the neighboring country of Uganda, create jobs and help transform […]

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In the Kenyan Election, a Fierce Battle to Lead an African Powerhouse

KANGARI, Kenya — The helicopter swooped over the lush tea and coffee fields flanking Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest peak, and touched down outside a small highland town where William Ruto, the self-proclaimed leader of Kenya’s “hustler nation,” stepped out. Mr. Ruto, a front-runner in next Tuesday’s presidential election, is pinning his hopes on what […]

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