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The Four Men Vying to Win Kenya’s Presidential Election

Kenyans will vote on Tuesday.

Kenyans will vote on Tuesday.

Photographer: Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images

The biggest challenge for the four men competing to succeed Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is to ease the cost of living crisis engulfing East Africa’s biggest economy.

Inflation is accelerating at the fastest pace in five years, with prices of cooking oil and wheat flour surging. Kenyatta’s government has capped the price of corn flour -- used to make ugali, a stiff porridge and staple food for most Kenyans. Keeping households costs in control through subsidies is the main plank for most candidates.