Kenya’s constitution-making process has exhibited a gyration pattern that often starts with a belief that governance reforms can rectify the country's problems, but ends up as a power struggle.
Far from the myth of the omnipotent father of the nation, big man or dictator, the Kenyan presidential system was built on divisions and uncertainty.
For democracy to work in Kenya the country needs good leadership. Politicians must uphold the constitution to infuse trust and confidence in state institutions.
The Building Bridges Initiative is best understood by recognising that Kenyan politics is fundamentally shaped by competition between political elites and their ethnic groups.
Even in the most tense and dangerous of moments, the elite has found a way to come back together.
Weary Kenyans are entitled to wonder if the latest referendum push will be any different from the past two.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
The majority of Kenyans appear to be happy as President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga's pledge to “build bridges.”
Claims about Cambridge Analytica's role in elections in Nigeria and Kenya have been overstated.
No one is immune to change in leadership that has led many African presidents to lose their coveted top job.
There have been growing concerns about Kenya's interference in the media's work.
Not since the bad old days of former President Daniel Moi's regime has Kenya witnessed such a swift and calculated assault on the media.
Kenya’s government has brought the role of the media into sharp focus after shutting down three main television stations.
Raila Odinga's swearing-in has rattled Kenya's government thanks in part to the large crowds that turned up.
Raila Odinga has been at the forefront of the struggle for democracy and upholding the rule of law in Kenya. His latest battles are bound to cement his legacy as a progressive force for good.
Key institutions steering Kenya’s election have evidently broken down, leaving the country open to an iron fist to reestablish political stability by any means necessary.
Kenya’s upcoming poll will continue despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's decision to exit lawful processes prematurely. This will mean Kenyatta will likely win his second term in a row.
Elections in Kenya are never just a matter of casting ballots. Historically, they have been marred by ethno-political violence, exacerbated by vigilantes and militias deployed by politicians.
Democracy doesn't seem to work within societies governed by politics of ethnicity. Instead, elections continue to offer up the hard choice between electoral credibility and political stability.
Kenya's electoral commission faced many legal challenges before the general election, and yet another after the poll. But how will the Supreme Court's historic ruling impact the country's democracy?