Njoki Wamai is a Gates Cambridge Scholar and an alumnus of the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC).

Essays | May 15, 2014

Kenya 2013 Elections: A Reflection

“The 2013 Kenyan elections should be assessed as a process and not as an event. Although it is not clear what direct impact they had on democracy and peacebuilding in the short term, three factors are identified which seem to have influenced the elections significantly by providing opportunities for democracy and peacebuilding to thrive in the long-term. These three factors are: the legacy of Agenda Four; vigilance by Kenyan civil society, the media, and social media; and the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC).”

Graffiti from the 2007-2008 post-election violence in Kenya.