Understanding the politics and process of decentralisation in Kenya

Decentralisation has been a hot topic in studies of democratisation and development in recent years. The devolution process in Kenya, however, has received relatively little...

AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES & AFRICA – LAUNCH & INTRO!

Here at Democracy in Africa we are delighted to be launching one of our Special Issues, this time looking at the question...

Why Kenyan politicians are wrong to pay themselves a “house allowance”

Not for the first time, Kenya's parliamentarians are dominating the mainstream and alternative media, and not for the right reasons. Duncan Otieno explains ... Kenyans...

KENYA: Class, ethnicity and the Kenyatta/ Odinga deal

DiA's Nic Cheeseman investigates the latest deal between opposition leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, and asks whose interests are being looked after *** It...

What the deadly attack on Kenya was really about

In this article, originally post on Think Progress, Ken Menkhaus explores the motivations behind Shabaab's attack on the Westgate shopping mall. Ken is a...
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...
By-elections in Kenya

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Kenya’s 2017 elections

  Are you researching the Kenyan elections of 2017? Are you looking for a place to publish your work? If so, then click through for...

The push and pull of party alliances in Kenya

In his bi-monthly column for the Daily Nation, our co-editor Nic Cheeseman, reflects back on a workshop he organised in Nairobi. The workshop drew...

African cities can raise more money. Kenya and South Africa offer...

African cities will gain a billion new residents by 2050. But local authorities across the continent don’t have the resources, powers or skills set...

Why villagers love Uhuru and urbanites don’t back him

In his bi-monthly column for The Daily Nation, our Co-editor Nic Cheeseman asks what the latest Ipsos Synovate poll can tell us about Kenyan...