Category: Publications

ELECTIONS WITHOUT END: Kenya’s High Politics Continue into 2018

By Faith Kiboro and Bryan Mutiso The bigger picture for Kenya, and other democratizing countries in the region, is to what extent can we countenance election mode ad infinitum? Kenya was in election mode for a full year, and it continues on as opposition leader, Raila Odinga, refuses to concede defeat after boycotting the 2017 […]

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AUTOSARCOPHAGY: Kenya’s dangerous dance with the politics of ethnicity.

By Daisy Maritim Maina In 1992 Kenya held its first multi-party election in 26 years. Since this re-introduction of multipartism, the “politics of tribe” has been blamed for the country’s political tribulations. This has led to a system under which leaders channel government resources to their ethnic supporters to ensure their political survival. In turn, […]

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EXPLAINER: A guide to the 2017 general elections in Kenya.

There are eight candidates for the presidency in Kenya’s 2017 election. Of these, two are the main contenders; Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and Raila Amolo Odinga. This is a replica of the 2013 polls where the two presidential candidates were the dominant opponents. The running mate configuration has not changed either, with both retaining their previous […]

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