Kenya

How the Joint AFCON 2027 would boost regional integration

By Paul Chayuga The news for the acceptance of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania “Pamoja bid” to host the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) was received with great jubilations in East Africa. This is because for the very first time the region will be hosting the continent’s most prestigious tournament. In addition, it will be the […]
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To be a woman in my country

By Jael Ikinya   To be a woman in my country Kenya means always keeping an eye on who’s behind you as you weave through the busy streets. The cities and neighborhoods might be alive with colors, but they also carry the weight of femicide and violence against women. It’s like wearing an invisible shield, […]
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Reflecting on my international relations research journey

By Peter Odhiambo The decision to pursue an MA in International Relations (IR) stemmed from my interest to expand my perspective on the international system beyond my background in security operations. Over the course of the two-and-a-half-year program starting from June 2021 to August 2023, I found that every moment invested was profoundly rewarding. The […]
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The Pulpit President: Religion and Ruto

By Iddah Apondi The great Marxist thinker Karl Marx once opined that “religion is the opium of the people.” These words hold great resonance in the African continent. In examining Kenya and its dance with religion like other African countries, one can see that there exists a mixture of religion and the daily lives of […]
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Kujenga Amani: Opposition as ‘Incumbent’ and ‘Incumbent’ as Opposition: Analyzing the Key Issues in Kenya’s 2022 Presidential Campaigns

By Nicodemus Minde Recent victories by opposition parties in Zambia, Malawi, Cape Verde, and Ghana are challenging the power of the incumbent thesis in African elections. In Kenya, no sitting president has ever lost an election but a sitting president has seen his preferred candidate lose an election. In 2002, longtime President Daniel Moi saw […]
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Caged Free Bird

Free Caged bird How can a bird be free and yet caged one may wonder why can’t they chose to be free and break from “bondage”? Actually, on second thought it’s quite relatable just in different circumstances but the majorly when it comes to our inner thoughts and societal expectations. But today I’m not going […]
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The Cost of the Third Wave Democratization in Africa: Some Perspectives from Kenya

There is a need to be intentional in as far as shrugging off colonial legacy, particularly in as far as the view on ethnicity is concerned. Similarly, African leaders should harmonize institutional structures that would essentially bring about sustainability of development after their stay in power, rather than development occurring for the sake of a particular individual at the helm of power.
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