Constitution is making it hard to change Kenyan politics

Residents of Ganda in Kilifi queue to vote at Maziwani Primary School in the Malindi parliamentary by-election on March 7, 2016. PHOTO | KAZUNGU SAMUEL | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Parties will form alliances because they are formed on ethnic basis but there is no group large enough to "outwit" others in the game of numbers.
  • Those who can win in this game will be those assembling the largest groups together.

Recently, I bumped into a discussion on politics and development in Kenya. The discussion was among a group of youth. Some of them were quite agitated by what they considered bad politics and lack of change in development.


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