The country’s new prime minister is being challenged to convince his countrymen of his government’s economic competence.
But there are plenty of doubts as well.
Kenya is the world’s second-largest economy, after China.
It’s also one of the world most indebted nations.
The country has spent billions of dollars in recent years on debt relief measures.
This has led to a glut of debt that has resulted in the country’s economy sliding into recession.
Kenyans debt is now the second highest in the world, after Greece.
Kenyans GDP is forecast to shrink by 2% in 2020.
The new president has said he would take some of the government’s austerity measures, such as cutting the retirement age and limiting benefits, as a way to boost growth.
But his plans are likely to be watered down if he wins elections.
Kenya is still the only African nation without a central bank.
Kenya has the lowest rate of infant mortality in the West.
Kenyan farmers have been hit by drought in recent decades.
Kenya’s economy has grown more slowly than other African nations.
Kenyan citizens are more likely to work abroad than other citizens.
Kenies annual unemployment rate is the highest in Africa.
The Kenyan capital has a population of just under 2 million, which is just above the global average of 3.3 million.
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The election was held on Sunday and the first round of voting will take place in December 2019.
Kenyan political parties have said they will nominate at least six candidates, including two women, to run in the election, which was widely expected to be held at the end of this year.
The country’s next prime minister, Emeka Olukotun, is the second woman to be appointed in Kenya’s history, after she was appointed as prime minister in 1997.
“The election will be an opportunity for all of us to demonstrate the commitment of Kenyatta to the national interest and to the aspirations of the Kenyetta people,” Oluyotun told the crowd in the capital, Nairobi.
Olukottun, 54, is a former trade union leader who ran for parliament in 2014 and 2014.
She is now an advisor to the opposition, and has been called the countrys top political strategist.
For decades, Kenya has been ruled by a military junta that has been accused of committing human rights abuses, particularly against Kenyets.
Last year, the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination issued a damning report accusing Kenya of human rights violations against Kenyan ethnic minority communities.
The report also accused the military of systematic abuse of Kenyan political prisoners.
Kenyan Prime Minister Emeka Odinga, center, and his wife, Shimon Odingas, are seen at a ceremony commemorating the death of the late President Nelson Mandela, in Nairobbi, Kenya, January 29, 2019.
The Odingases are the only members of the ruling United Democratic Front party who have been elected.
The group is also one that has won seats in the recent national elections.
Kenyo has struggled in recent times to overcome a decades-long debt crisis and its economy has stagnated since the financial crisis of 2008.
In 2014, the country signed a $5 billion loan from the World Bank.
But the new government has vowed to cut the country´s massive debt by 40% in five years, to less than $2 billion a year.
Kenys economy is also projected to shrink from 3.4% of GDP in 2020 to 1.8% in 2021, according to government figures.
While Kenyottas economic plan is expected to help ease some of Kenya´s chronic unemployment, it could also have negative consequences for the country as a whole.
According to data compiled by the International Monetary Fund, Kenya’s GDP is projected to drop by 7.3% in 2019.
This will leave the country with a $10.7 billion debt burden for the next 10 years.
This is in addition to a $20.2 billion debt owed to the International Finance Corporation.
In 2018, Kenyots debt to the IMF totaled $10 billion.
Since the start of 2019, Kenyan government debt has grown to more than $15 billion, with the country owing nearly $10bn in 2017 alone.
Although Kenyotas government has made promises in the past about easing the country s debt, the new plan may prove more difficult to keep, analysts said.
With a population just under 6 million, Kenya´s government faces a steep challenge in its efforts to address its growing debt.