Kenyan Political Scenarios – Can Anyone Stop the Violence? | Event Closed

Date(s) - Friday, June 9, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm

SALGA Offices


Kenya’s election season has kicked off and what remains at the back of people’s minds is whether the violence can remain at bay. Supporters of the Kenyan opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition cheered at a rally, late last month, endorsing Raila Odinga as the presidential candidate for the 2017 general elections at the Uhuru Park grounds. Raila Odinga takes on the current President, Uhuru Kenyatta, again. The former’s election run against Mwai Kibaki, in 2007, sparked a series of fatal revolts, with resounding accusations of vote rigging amidst a tight race that Odinga lost, with 44{fdf3cafe0d26d25ff546352608293cec7d1360ce65c0adf923ba6cf47b1798e1} to 46{fdf3cafe0d26d25ff546352608293cec7d1360ce65c0adf923ba6cf47b1798e1} of votes in the final tally. The 2013 elections race resulted in a court battle as Raila Odinga refused to concede after Uhuru Kenyatta won, by an even tighter margin. With the upcoming national elections on the 8th of August, the credibility of the electoral system is severely strained. Kenyan politics is polarized, with politicians capitalizing on the ethnic divide. The current government has been accused of corruption and increasing the cost of living, but seemingly regardless of any economic factors, tribal allegiances are reportedly rising.

The sixth internal seminar will delve into possible political scenarios that could arise dependent on the results of the elections and the possible social and economic impacts Kenya could face going forward, including for its international relations, and notably for the ordinary Kenyan citizen.

The seminar will be presented by Kwame Owino, CEO of the Institute of Economic Affairs in Nairobi, Kenya.

RSVP: By email to Ms. Salvation Andrease,, no later than Wednesday 31 May 2017.

Parking: Parking is available to registered participants in the office park.

This is a private event.
Invitations are intended for recipients only and is non-transferable unless prior arrangements 
have been made.