Dear Friends and Colleagues,

2017 will be an interesting year for Kenya. With only a few months left before the elections, Control Risks increasingly receives calls from clients who want to be as prepared as possible for a potentially uncertain period.

Although we don’t expect major security problems to hit the country, we obviously encourage our clients to plan for all eventualities. Furthermore, as my colleague Patricia Rodrigues points out in her first article of this Africa RiskWatch, regardless of who ultimately wins any of the multiple seats up for grabs in the Kenyan elections, some policy disruption is inevitable given that some county and national government policies already move in entirely opposite directions.

In Nigeria, the political and security situation remains broadly stable as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo steps in as acting president while President Muhammadu Buhari takes medical leave. Our second article explains the current situation in more detail.

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Africa RiskWatch newsletter and as always would value your feedback.

Kind regards,

Daniel Heal

Senior Partner East Africa