Why politics in Kenya is like a centrifugal force, pulling the country apart

Jubilee Members of Parliament celebrate at Parliament Buildings on December 22, 2016 after the passing of changes to the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • State and political dysfunction allow the forces exerted by ordinary people to act as the gravitational power that holds the country together to be created and inserted in national life.

  • If this were not the case, perhaps the wiggle room for citizenship would not exist in most of Africa.

Kenyan politics is like the volcano that just won’t stay dormant. Every few weeks it erupts violently, its lava flowing menancingly.

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