Past eventResearch Event

Kenya Ahead of the Elections

31 January 2013 - 10:15 to 11:15

Chatham House, London


Dr Nic Cheeseman, Hugh Price Fellow in African Politics, University of Oxford
Associate Professor Gabrielle Lynch, Department of Politics and International Studies, Warwick University
Professor Justin Willis, Department of History, Durham University
Chair: Jason Mosley, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House



As Kenya's elections on 4 March near, memories of the violence which surrounded the country's last national polls remain fresh. The past year has been a time of shifting and sensitive politics for Kenya, and the forthcoming elections will test not only the democratic standing of the country's new constitution but also its economic recovery following the global financial crisis.

Drawing from recent research in Kenya, the speakers will discuss the current political climate in the country and assess the impact which the 2013 elections will have on Kenya's political future.