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.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
One way to diffuse the tension when Kenyans choose a head of state is to take that decision out of their hands. This could help achieve ethnic cohesion.