Kenya | September 22, 2017

The Media and Fresh Presidential Elections in Kenya: Some Emerging Issues

The place of the media in society in the run-up of events leading to the election, particularly how the election is represented to the citizens, will have far-reaching implications for post-election peace and security in Kenya. Current reports in Kenya’s mainstream media on the recent elections seem to lean towards the ruling coalition. Following the […]

APN Alumnus Fredrick Ogenga at APN-sponsored Peace Journalism Workshop in Rongo, Kenya. Dr. Ogenga is standing and speaking in front of participants seated at horseshoe shaped conference table.
Special Issue: Kenya's 2017 Presidential Elections | August 4, 2017

Imagining Canaan: Singing Opposition Party NASA’s Vision in Kenya’s 2017 Elections

Music and songs have been deployed in variegated contexts and for diverse concerns. However, the focus of this article is specifically on the mobilization of music and song in promoting political messages and visions. There are numerous examples of the overt deployment of music and song in politics and civic activism. Interesting instances abound from […]

Raila Odinga address the crowd at Uhuru Park in Nairobi during a rally flanked with journalist behind him and the crowd below.
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

The Land Question in Kenya’s 2017 General Election: A Historical Review

All major violent conflicts in Kenya have had a connection to land. Presently, villagers have vacated large swathes of land in Baringo North, Laikipia, and Elgeyo-Marakwet, as well as along the Meru-Isiolo border and Kitui-Tana River border, having fled from cattle rustlers. There are low-intensity conflicts and potential conflicts in scores of other areas: for […]

Woman in a field of maize in Kenya Isiolo, Merti (Biliko)
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