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President William Ruto says Kenya is set to buy fuel from Russia

William Ruto, the president of Kenya, has informed the BBC that he is willing to purchase fuel from Russia.

Since the invasion of Ukraine, a number of nations have declined to communicate with Moscow, but Mr. Ruto claimed he is reviewing all of his options.

“I am now going to move on to the agenda of making sure that we have government-to-government relationships that will progressively now begin the journey to bring the prices of fuel down,” President Ruto said.

Adding:

“All options are available to us as a country.”

Kenya is facing a deepening economic crisis, sending the price of food and fuel soaring.

Despite rising fuel prices Mr Ruto defended his decision last week to scrap some fuel subsidies.

He said they were unsustainable and prone to abuse.

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