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Kenya’s 2022 Election: High Stakes

The 9 August presidential vote in Kenya pits the incumbent’s favourite against a populist challenger

It will be hard-fought.

  • ICG

To avert the violence that has marred past contests, the two candidates should pledge to resolve any dispute in court. External actors can also help.

What’s new?

Kenyans head to the polls in August amid acute intra-elite tensions.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has united with opposition leader Raila Odinga against the campaign of Deputy President William Ruto, who is bitterly at odds with Kenyatta.

Both candidates see a loss as posing existential peril to political and economic interests.

Why does it matter?

Kenyan elections are…

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