Why Kenya needs a rotational presidency

Jubilee Party

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and his deputy William Ruto during the launch of Jubilee Party at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi on September 10, 2016. 

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The clamour for the presidency by the big ethnic groups is the source of intense rivalry and violence in elections, says Opiyo Oduwo.
  • Photos of the three Kamiti prison escapees suggest they were poorly fed, notes X. N. Iraki.

Rotation • The clamour for the presidency by the big ethnic groups is the source of intense rivalry and violence in elections, remarks Opiyo Oduwo. “Tanzania has had six presidents since independence six decades ago from different communities. In that period, Kenya has had four presidents from only two. Let’s have a rotational system to reduce tribal competition.” His contact is [email protected].

Welcome!

You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.