Africa Aware: Kenya’s 2022 Elections

Assessing key issues and debates ahead of Kenya’s general election

Audio Published 3 August 2022 Updated 21 October 2022 52 minute listen

This episode of Africa Aware explores the elections in Kenya on 9 August 2022, in which Kenyans will select a new president and national lawmakers, as well as the governors and assemblies of the country’s 47 counties.

First, Waihiga Mwaura discusses the main political groupings and policy issues that voters will decide on. Then Sylvia Katua examines issues around political inclusivity of marginalized groups, including in the context of Kenya’s devolved system. Finally, Mulle Musau assesses the status of electoral preparedness and public confidence in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

This podcast is part of a series of events and outputs examining Kenya’s 2022 elections and political developments.