Constitutional amendments sought to make it easy for Kenyatta and Odinga to craft a broad tribal coalition against the deputy president.
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 High Court’s ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
The ICC is meant to be a Court of last resort, to ensure justice for victims and to end impunity. It’s not living up to these promises.
Sexual violence, a staple of war, has long been absent from international criminal law’s charge sheets.
Questions are being raised about the Kenyatta and Odinga relationship.
Kenya’s recently concluded general election has been described as a mixed bag of highs and the lows being the deadly clashes.
It is a question of when, not whether, Kenya will pull out of the ICC. But it is also clear that there is some incentive for Nairobi not to withdraw immediately
The violence that often accompanies political disputes or elections is testimony to the efficacy of hate propaganda as a tool in the political arsenal of Kenyan politicians.