Constitutional amendments sought to make it easy for Kenyatta and Odinga to craft a broad tribal coalition against the deputy president.
The purpose of a constitutional dismemberment is to unmake and remake the constitution.
The changes proposed by the initiative are were well-addressed in the country’s 2010 Constitution.
Our findings suggest that it is time to take Kenyan youth seriously as politically important actors.
Social media reach is greatest among younger voters, who have integrated online platforms more closely into their personal lives.
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.
Moi’s financial generosity, skills in the vernacular, frequent tours of the countryside, and excellent memory for names and faces kept him popular with many.
Some areas of concern remain. These include the mobilisation of local resources, reduction of the fiscal deficit and stabilisation of the national debt.
The High Court’s ruling goes against the trend of greater liberalisation in a number of African countries.
The African Peer Review Mechanism got off to a good start, but enthusiasm soon waned.
A Kenyan film director sued her country’s film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
The recent acquittals should be seen as a vindication of the ICC as an independent and impartial judicial institution.
Acquittal bolsters an increasingly urgent conversation about how international criminal law is failing in its promise to hold leaders accountable
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.
Weary Kenyans are entitled to wonder if the latest referendum push will be any different from the past two.
The British prime minister’s visit to Africa comes amid increased interest by China and France.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.