The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

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Episode Guests
  • John Campbell
    Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies

Show Notes

In this episode of Africa in Transition, John Campbell speaks with Vincent Makori, host of Africa 54, Voice of America's daily African news show. We discuss the current state of Kenya's politics, focusing primarily on the Kenyatta-Odinga family relationship dating back to Kenyan independence, and the contrasts between how ethnicity is portrayed in everyday life versus how it is portrayed in politics.

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