Religion is omnipresent in Kenya. The line between religion and politics is often thin.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Kenya. According to Freedom House, the "2007 presidential poll was undermined by several factors, including a defective voter registry and widespread fraud". Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Africa.
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
Kenyan authorities have enacted restrictive laws that go against Kenya’s international legal obligations
Problems with election of new members of the regional parliament of East African Legislative Assembly
The Human Rights Watch has asked the country’s authorities to ensure a level playing field