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By Peter Kagwanja,Roger Southall

The plunging of Kenya, until recently a centre of balance and progress in East Africa, into political and monetary uncertainty following the final election of December 2007 is considered a massive reason for international and African problem. it really is largely accredited that the elections have been deeply improper, and that there has been electoral malfeasance via the entire significant avid gamers. President Kibaki's swift announcement of victory within the face of a seriously disputed election and his choice to carry directly to the levers of country strength prompted a dangerous concern, communal violence and financial decline. A power-sharing deal among Kibaki and competition chief, Raila Odinga signed in February appears protecting, yet Kenya ranks one of the worlds’ growing to be variety of democracies at-risk.

This e-book takes a brand new examine the 2007 election, the post-election hindrance, the underlying interplay of ethnicity, classification and political energy; compelled displacement, the function of overseas forces; and the country’s power-sharing association. The examine will draw upon the services of a number of top specialists on Kenya, and should be edited via Peter Kagwanja and Roger Southall. the general venture used to be in accordance with a workshop in Nairobi on 6-7 December 2008.

This ebook was once released as a different factor of the Journal of up to date African Studies.

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