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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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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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A THIN GREEN LINE: Delicate balance between electoral credibility and political stability in Kenya

After a Supreme Court ruling that invalidated Kenya’s August 8 presidential election, the country now finds itself in a moral predicament between political stability and electoral credibility. On one hand, the ruling that ordered a fresh presidential election was a win for the democratic process the world over. The court found that Kenya’s Independent Electoral […]

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WORKING PAPER 004/2015: The Regulatory Double bind: Legal Misengineering, Misapplication or Dislocation

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WORKING PAPER 003/2015: The Gender ‘DIVIDEND’ in Soft and Hard Insecurity in the Horn.

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WORKING PAPER 002/2015: Axis of Extraction in the Horn

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From Soft to Hard Insecurity: The role of militia in the Horn of Africa

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