Kenya's Democratic Future: Post-Elections Trends and Role for Civil Society
George Kegoro, Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission
Chair: Professor Gabrielle Lynch, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Warwick
In the wake of both the 8 August and 26 October elections, a number of NGOs in Kenya have been vocal in highlighting irregularities in the voting process and bringing court cases to challenge the elections, as well as demanding that space for protest and debate remains open. Several of these organizations, including the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), Muslims for Human Rights (MUHURI), AfriCOG and Inuka Kenya, have been targeted by the NGOs Coordination Board for alleged financial and administrative irregularities, and told to shut down.
At this roundtable, George Kegoro, executive director of the Kenya Human Rights Commission, will discuss Kenya’s democratic trajectory and the 26 October election’s implications for transparency and accountability.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.
The Chatham House Rule
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.