Kenyan Political Risk Low Before 2017’s Election, Exotix Says

Kenya’s political risk is “relatively low” before next year’s elections, with recent protests having little impact on economic activity, Exotix Partners LLP said.

Demonstrations demanding reforms to the country’s electoral authority are “the clearest mobilization of opposition elements since the 2013 election,” the London-based company said Tuesday in an e-mailed note.

Though there’s been violence, “pre-election political risk is relatively low, by Kenyan standards,” because of factors including the unity of the governing coalition and divisions within the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy, Exotix said.

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