The Right-Wing Bid to Turn Kenya Into a “Hustler Nation”

A new president has a right-populist vision of transformation in East Africa’s largest economy.

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On September 29, Kenya’s president, William Ruto, gave his inaugural address to parliament following a controversial election victory. Reiterating themes from his campaign, Ruto stressed that he would dedicate his time in office to helping the traders, hawkers, hairdressers, vendors, and other small entrepreneurs that make up what he has called his “hustler nation.” The […]

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