Day: October 11, 2017

KENYA’S ELECTION: the good, the bad and the memorable moments.

A few hours after Kenya’s polling stations closed on Tuesday August 8th, the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission began transmitting live results. But even before it had a chance to complete the tallying process, the opposition candidate Raila Odinga and his National Super Alliance (NASA) disputed the credibility and fairness of the process, claiming […]

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KENYA’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: At the mercy of the Supreme court.

Kenya’s election: Supreme Court judges hold the key to the outcome After Kenya’s contested election result, opposition leader Raila Odinga announced he wouldn’t be seeking legal redress for what he termed “a sham of an election”. Three days later he’d changed his mind and said he would be contesting the election in the country’s Supreme […]

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DEMOCRACY VS ETHNICITY: The Case of Kenya

Making Democracy work in the context of polarized ethnicity: The case of Kenya By Kevin Maina This past election has confirmed that Kenya’s democracy is not fit for purpose. I say this because the country’s democracy hasn’t taken into account Kenya’s ethnic makeup. Ethnic tensions recur every election cycle, making it pretty obvious that politics […]

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