Country Reports

Reporting on Kenyan General Election 2017: A month to the polls

The 2017 General election will be the 11th general election in Kenya since its independence in 1963.Previous elections in Kenya have taken place in 1963, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2013.The election in 2013 was the first since the country-wide violence that took place in Kenya after the 2007 election. It was also the first election since the new constitution was adopted. The upcoming general election to be conducted on 8th August 2017 will be the 2nd election under the Kenyan constitution 2010. more…

August 4, 2017

Kenya: The current drought situation in Baringo

Baringo County has always been prone to drought. In August 2016, a formal early warning declaration was issued by inter-national organizations predicting that counties in northern Kenya will be affected by prolonged episodes of drought. Two Months later, approximately 24,000 people face acute starvation. The severity of the drought is likely to increase immediately after May 2017, if the amount of rain received stays below average. But why do we witness a looming crisis when the system sounds effective enough to assist in early planning and response? more…

February 20, 2017

Food Security Mapping and Analysis Report

In the mid year of 2016, KAS Kenya commissioned the food security stakeholder mapping study that extensively identified and outlined functions of existing policies and institutions charged with ensuring food security in Baringo and West Pokot counties of Kenya. Findings of the study indicated that the two target counties were generally food insecure with the existing strategies applied by state and non-state actors being fairly effective, efficient and sustainable in averting food insecurity and disasters such as drought. more…

February 7, 2017

ICC summons “Ocampo Six” – End of impunity?

written by Katharina Nett and Iris Föllner

Last week, written summonses issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC) have been delivered to the suspects of 2007/08 post-election vio-lence (PEV) in Kenya. In December 2010, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo had made a request for summoning those personalities he believed to be most responsible for the committed crimes against humanity, widely known as the “Ocampo Six”. The way in which Kenya handles the ICC case is not only decisive for future relationship with her Western allies, but also a very important test of her will to scatter impunity. more…

Iris Karanja | April 8, 2011

Situation and analysis of Political Parties in Kenya

Report towards the elections end of the year

Overview and analysis of political parties in Kenya four months before the general elections more…

August 27, 2007


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