In August, Kenya held elections to determine who’d succeed long-time president Uhuru Kenyatta. William Ruto ultimately entered office on September 13th, as the country’s 5th president since its independence, amidst a national controversy over the election results. Saskia Brechenmacher joins me on the podcast to discuss the 2022 Kenyan general election, its implications for Kenya, and the state of Kenyan democracy. Brechenmacher is a fellow in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, civil society, and democratic governance.
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