Kenyans are better placed to write on local politics

Cord leader Raila Odinga (right), Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula at a past rally in Kisumu. Cord leaders have been holding political rallies in the city as they prepare their supporters to welcome coalition leader Raila Odinga on his return from the United States on Saturday. Photo/JACOB OWITI

What you need to know:

With women still under-represented in political debate and the county’s population continuing to grow, the political marginalisation of youths and women are among the most significant challenges confronting Kenya.

The study of Kenyan politics by academics is ever more dominated by outsiders lacking the linguistic skills and local knowledge required to identify the dog-whistles and deep trends highlighted by Krugman.

As an economist and commentator, Paul Krugman has few peers.


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