As an outlier in Kenya’s political power matrix, Ruto was elbowed out by the establishment. But he has somersaulted back by appealing directly to the masses.
The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low may increase incentives to challenge the results.
Kenyans voted for a new leader on 9 August and few would have predicted how the GEMA nation would vote. Mt Kenya took the heaviest beating from United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and the “yellow wave” reigned supreme. William Ruto-led party secured a majority of votes from the GEMA region, turning the yellow to a red card for Kenyattaism in central Kenya. But why did GEMA go against the grain?
A lack of principled consistency in solving conflicts makes Africa’s non-aligned position look like short-sighted opportunism.
The most prominent economic legacy of Kenyatta’s government is runaway public debt.
South Africa is on a knife edge as xenophobic violence and discrimination increases. UN experts have condemned the xenophobic violence and racial discrimination against African and South East Asian foreign nationals.
With his new album Love, Damini he has conquered the world. But how much of his creative soul does he have left?
Washington must overcome growing anti-west sentiment on the continent given the development alternative that China offers.
For the first time in Kenya’s history, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accredited individuals from various local queer organisations as Election Observers. The unprecedented move has furthered the #Queeringtheballot campaign that seeks to improve the civic education and engagement of sexual and gender minorities.