Dr. Duncan Omanga is a lecturer of Media Studies at Moi University, Kenya. His research and professional interests include African media systems, mediatisation of African social and political spaces; print cultures (newspapers) and popular culture in Africa, and the relationship between digital media practices, media ecologies, digital publics, and democracy in Africa. He is a columnist with The Standard, a leading daily in the East African region, having previously been with The Daily Nation for two years. He is a recipient of an APN Individual Research Grant (2014).

Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Not Yet Uhuru: Is This the Making of Kenya’s First One-Term President?

In his 2017 New Year message, President Uhuru Kenyatta expressed confidence at being reelected. Indeed, polls showed him likely to win by over 50 percent if elections were called. But things have since changed, and President Kenyatta faces the possibility of being Kenya’s first one-term president. The latest polls released this week show a statistical […]

Uhuru Kenyatta Election Posters along a road in Nairobi, Kenya
Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Special Issue: Kenya’s 2017 Presidential Elections

Kenyans go to the polls on August 8, 2017. President Uhuru Kenyatta of the ruling Jubilee Party is up against Raila Odinga, the veteran opposition leader from the National Super Alliance (NASA). While electoral contests involving incumbents are seen as routine processes with predictable outcomes in many African countries, the same cannot be said of […]

Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta in separate individual photographs