Kenya’s 9 August elections: IMF sets new loan conditions, limiting choices of the next government

These three conditions, known as structural benchmarks, include implementation of national tax policy, scrapping fuel subsidies and a push for Kenya Power to fully bridge its fiscal gap by 2023.

These are fresh conditions added to the 38-month $2.34bn (KSh276bn) loan deal Kenya signed in April 2021 under the special drawing rights (SDR) that…