The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

The Poor State of Kenyan Politics

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition flanked by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) address a news conference after meeting at the Harambee house office in Nairobi, Kenya March 9, 2018. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
from Africa in Transition

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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.

John Campbell

Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies