Democratic rights are increasingly not respected in Kenya, states a new report on the global status of freedom.
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Voter buying is not a new phenomenon, stands, food, farming implements and other goodies are now know to be used as a carrot and stick measure towards every election.
The EU mission chief said the process disappointed voters, leading to political confrontations, and the East African nation remains divided.
Religion is omnipresent in Kenya. The line between religion and politics is often thin.
The widening age gap between African leaders and their populations is a cause for concern. For instance, in 2016, the average median age of the African population was 20, while the average age for Heads of State was 66.
People say the ‘war is now on social media’ and of how this will be the first social media election
A National Peace and Reconciliation Commission. For a long time, this is what the people of Zimbabwe have been clamoring for in the hope that a convergence would provide the much-needed fillip for forgiveness and healing.
Corruption has become like a national sport where politicians gamble with taxpayers’ money
Nine African countries have signed the Malabo Protocol, but no country’s parliament has ratified it
Kenyan authorities have used threats, beatings and phone tapping to intimidate journalists