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Candidates are always willing to outspend each other to boost their visibility during the campaigns amid fierce competition for the elective posts. Fredrik Lerneryd/AFP via Getty Images

Want to run for office in Kenya? Here’s how much it’ll cost you

The transactional nature of politics reduces opportunities for debate and dialogue between elected officials and their constituents.
A crowd witnesses Uhuru Kenyatta’s swearing-in as Kenya’s president after his re-election in 2017. Andrew Wasike/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Money, influence and heroism: the allure of political power in Kenya

Politics is turning into a playground for the country’s elite in the absence of other avenues through which to rise to fame – and fortune.
A campaign poster of John Magufuli of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party who is seeking re-election as president in October. Ericky Boniphace/AFP via Getty Images)

How to hold elections safely and uphold democracy during the COVID-19 pandemic

International observation will not insulate controversial polls – such as Tanzania’s in October – from malpractices, but will make them less likely and allow them to be exposed.
Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory following a re-run in 2017. EFE-EPA/Daniel Irungu

Discrediting elections: why the opposition playbook carries risks

By pushing their usually valid complaints onto the streets and the courts, opposition leaders deny governments the popular goodwill and international credibility they need to govern effectively.

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