Did the ‘handshake’ breed political intolerance and unreasonableness?

President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga announce the end of their political rivalry after having a meeting at Harambee House in Nairobi on March 9, 2019. After the rapprochement, have core economic indicators — GDP, saving rate, trade, FDI inflows — meaningfully improved? PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Political stability that is driven by narrow self-interests, such as political expediency, often leads to the rise of corrupt regimes.
  • Sycophancy has become deeply embedded, even pervasive, in our body politic, especially when respected lawyers and opposition legislators like James Orengo and Amollo Otiende speak.

Political stability is a key determinant of economic growth and poverty alleviation.

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