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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,...

What Kenyans think of their new institutions

In his biweekly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman explores the results of his latest poll, conducted with Ipsos Synovate. This...

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,...

Recalculating Kenya’s GDP: Kenyans may pay for the appearance of wealth

In his column for the Daily Nation, our Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman argues that rebasing Kenya's GDP is a positive move, which allows the country...

The executive is too political for technocrats to work well

In his article our Co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, turns his attention to the cabinet in Kenya. He argues that cabinets that provide places for technocrats...

Why Kenya needs more MPs like Jean-Marie Seroney

As part of our Twelve Days of Analysis, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman looks at the life, times, and inspiration of Kenyan MP Jean-Marie Seroney.  Kenya...

How to make electoral technology work

In his bi-monthly column, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman argues that, despite the glitches that occurred in Kenya's recent elections, electoral technology can and should...

Raila must not rush his next move

In his bi-monthly column for the Daily Nation, our Co-editor, Nic Cheeseman, argues that Raila Odinga has run the opposition party well in the past,...

What does Obama’s Washington Summit mean for Uhuru and other African...

In his fortnightly column for the Daily Nation, Nic Cheeseman explores the significance of the US-Africa Leaders' Summit. Obama is clearly eager to improve...

Democracy in Africa and how to improve it

In his regular blog for the Daily Nation, Co-Editor Nic Cheeseman teams up with Alexander Noyes to explore the cases of Burundi and Burkina...