Given Kenya’s generally violent politics, next week’s election has raised considerable anxiety inside the country and throughout East Africa. A lot depends on whether the electoral body will deliver a free, fair and credible poll. Or Kenyans will be well advised to store up some Ugali – the national staple food – in case the… Read More Regional stakes in Kenya’s 2017 elections
The torture and murder of Chris Musando, the Kenyan election official, clearly signals the risk of a violent election. If Kenyans keep rolling their eyes at the barrage of fake news, though, we might just be alright.… Read More Texts, Lies, and Videotape
Political punditry in Kenya has always been fixated on the ethnic question, but this time around, it’s not going to be that simple… Read More Kenya’s 2017 elections like none before. Here’s why.