“Do not be afraid. The government will protect you.” KANU Revivalists offer alternative to democratic values in Kenya

Shortly after I arrived in Kenya in mid-2007, Kenya's parliament passed a media regulation bill which faced a storm of international diplomatic criticism as well as domestic protest. President Kibaki at the time backed down and sent the bill back…

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Kenyan Election: KPTJ challenges IEBC and Registrar of Parties; Police remain unready; “Minefield” for Women

From the Sunday press conference of Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice, the released statement below warrants a careful reading. ¬†Leading Kenyan civil society groups make it clear that: the institutions charged with the regulation of political affairs have…

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[Updated] International Crisis Group releases key up-to-date guide to Kenyan election preparations

Update-- the Associate Press reports "Analysts: Political Party Polls in Kenya a Failure": Political party primaries to select candidates for Kenya's March national elections have been fraught with irregularities, disorganization and disgruntled losers, increasing the chances of conflict during the…

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