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The Key Economic Hurdles Facing Kenya’s New President: Charts

  • Ruto declared president-elect after winning 50.5% of vote
  • Incoming leader faces ballooning debt, high unemployment
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WATCH: Kenya’s next president will step into a whirlwind of problems. Bloomberg’s Jennifer Zabasajja explains.Source: Quicktake
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William Ruto was declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election on his first attempt, defeating five-time contender Raila Odinga.

Ruto’s victory was announced Monday, a week after an election that was set against a backdrop of soaring living costs, ballooning debt and a crippling drought. The 55-year-old pledged to rein in debt, spend 500 billion shillings ($4.2 billion) to support entrepreneurs and farmers, and create jobs for millions of unemployed youths.