Nic Cheeseman takes a look at the recent contestation over the Electoral Commission in Kenya, in which protesting citizens were brutally repressed by the police. Nic asks what the chances are for meaningful reform and what this tells us about Kenyatta’s personality as president.
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Nic Cheeseman explores the political battle underway in Kenya between county assemblies, the National Assembly, and the Senate. He asks what consequences these might have for Kenyatta’s pledge to provide domestic order and, in doing so, secure his own seat in power.
In this column for the Daily Nation our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman uses Robert Jackson and Carl Rosberg’s work on leadership in Africa to ask: what kind of ruler will Uhuru Kenyatta be? And, what can Kenyatta learn from those who went before him?
Kenyan leaders have been responding to the recent announcement that the ICC will prosecute four of the six figures suspected of involvement in the post-election violence of early 2008 (for the announcement, click here). Under pressure from civil society groups and rival leaders, two of those charged, Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Secretary to the […]
A pre-trial chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has announced that only four of the six Kenyans suspected of involvement in the violence which followed the 2007 elecitons will be charged with crimes against humanity. The four suspects to be charged are: Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Head of the Public Service Francis Kirimi Muthaura, […]
The idea for Our Turn to Eat came about while walking back from the National Archives in Nairobi, Kenya, after Daniel Branch quipped that there were enough young researchers in Kenya to write a book. Dan’s observation led us to organize a conference in Oxford designed to bring together a new generation of doctoral students […]