Kenya: President Ruto signals end of subsidies

Kenya: President Ruto signals end of subsidies

On his first day in office, new Kenyan President William Ruto gave orders to reverse some of the policies of his predecessor, Uhuru Kenyatta.

President Ruto indicated that he would scrap food and fuel subsidies. He said they were costly and ineffective.

Mr Ruto also said all cargo clearance would be reverted to Mombasa port – a roll back to Mr Kenyatta’s order that saw port services transferred to Naivasha to ensure repayment of a Chinese loan taken for the construction of a railway between the port of Mombasa and the capital, Nairobi.

The policy positions were part of Mr Ruto’s campaign promises.

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