Nic in The Daily Nation

Why Africa should not follow the “Rwandan” model

DiA's Nic Cheeseman gets fed up with people telling him that other African countries could do better if they followed the Rwandan model, and sets out...

The two sides of devolution: Kenya in 2017

DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at the impact of devolution on Kenyan politics in 2017, and argues that it has both played a complex role,...

The election that no one won

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reviews the latest Kenyan election on 26th October, explains why this is one poll in which on one emerged a winner,...

Kenyan election: Only compromise between parties can guarantee poll

Fresh analysis from Nic Cheeseman of the upcoming presidential election in Kenya, scheduled for 26 October. Can a credible poll be organized in time,...
By-elections in Kenya

Are elections bad for you?

DiA's Nic Cheeseman discusses the broader impact of political competition - uncertainty, stress, and worse - and asks whether elections are bad for you. As the Kenyan...

The race for Nairobi, and the rise and rise of Mike...

DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the battle for the Governorship of Nairobi and asks whether the populist outside Mike Sonko can take the seat...

What chaotic party primaries mean for Kenya’s General Election

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on the country's chaotic and controversial party primaries, and whether they...

Who Should Lead the Kenyan Opposition?

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman considers the main opposition candidates, and asks who is likely to perform...

Election rigging Western style

In his regular column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper DiA's Nic Cheeseman reflects on recent election scandals in the UK, and asks what the...

The future of African politics

In his latest column for Kenya's Sunday Nation newspaper, DiA's Nic Cheeseman looks at the future of Africa and asks if politics will be less...