Publications

Communication Strategy Template

This template can be used to develop a Programme/Project or an institution’s communications strategy. Whether you communicate to external or internal audiences or both, this will help ensure that all key elements of a communications strategy are captured.

Devolution at 10 in Kenya: An Analysis of Trends and Dynamics in Implementation

Democracy

This study was a review of the state of devolved governance in Kenya over the last 10 years, to establish the trends, dynamics and possible insights into the future.

Summary of the Political Parties Ammendment Act 2022 and Election Timeline

Elections

The following document provides a summary of main changes brought forth in the Political Parties Ammendment Act 2022 and also provides election preparedness information and timelines.

The Role of Free and Independent churches in the context of politics and society in Kenya

Religion and Politics

It is generally accepted that religious leaders should play a non-partisan role in influencing political processes. Moral and ethical debates suggest that while religious leaders should readily provide guidance and advice to political leaders, the former should not have personal interests in political matters.It is with this backdrop that KAS Kenya decided to do a study on ‘The Role of Free and Independent churches in the context of politics and society in Kenya’. The main objective for this publication is to strengthen knowledge among the Kenyan society, Religious actors, Legislators and Civil Society among other stakeholders on the level of engagement of free churches in Kenya especially on processes, challenges, emerging issues and priority areas in Kenya’s political landscape.

Courtesy Visits to ANC and ANU Parties

Democracy

This week on 1st and 2nd November, led by Dr. Stefan Friedrich, KAS Head of Africa and Dr. Annette Schwandner, KAS Kenya Country Director, we paid a visit to our partner political parties -Amani National Congress and KANU. We discussed the ongoing progress and challenges by parties to strengthen political topics and democracy in general in Kenya.

Rethinking Democracy: Strengthening Topical Issues

Democracy

This publication emanates from a Call for Papers that KAS published on the 22nd of April 2021 with the main objective being to offer political science scholars, practitioners/activists from the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), legal practitioners and any other politically active individual with the platform to make contributions on current topics of political representation and elections in Kenya. This publication is therefore made out of four interdisciplinary areas, namely; 1. Political representation and its relationship with service delivery. 2. Political culture, reforms and elections in Kenya. 3. Election management and voter education. 4. Finally, is the influence of Civil Society Organizations on reforms and political processes significant enough? With this approach and publication in general, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung believes that the knowledge and experiences will contribute to the larger discourse of making democracy work even better for the case of Kenya.

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China in Africa: Wielding Influence in the Age of Coronavirus

How the Chinese Communist Party Shapes Narratives and Builds Influence in Africa

The new study “Wielding Influence in the Age of Coronavirus” analyses China’s response to the Coronavirus in Africa.

High Court Urteil zu „BBI“ - Wendepunkt in der kenianischen Politik?

Länderbericht Kenia

Knapp ein Jahr vor den nächsten Präsidentschafts- und Parlamentswahlen in Kenia bringen sich die wichtigsten politischen Akteure des Landes in Stellung. Schon seit Monaten belauern sich die konkurrierenden politischen Lager, verschiedene Allianzen wurden bereits geschmiedet - nur um in den meisten Fällen kurze Zeit später wieder verworfen zu werden. Als zentrale Weichenstellung galt lange das erwartete Referendum zur vorgeschlagenen Verfassungsänderung der sogenannten “Building Bridges Initiative“ (BBI), dessen Durchführung jedoch vom Verfassungsgericht unterbunden wurde. Mit der wegweisenden Entscheidung bestätigt das Gericht einmal mehr seine weitgehende Unabhängigkeit.

Women in Leadership Training Manual

Women in Politics

KAS consolidated a training manual that would be used to conduct a long-term tailored engagement on selected aspiring women politicians on effective campaign strategies leading up to elections. The training manual thus seeks to strengthen the capacities of women politicians on various strategic skills on campaigning for elective positions.

Community Score Card (CSC)

The status of County roads and Early Childhood Development Education in 3 selected wards within the Counties of Siaya, Kisumu and Vihiga

In order to promote meaningful engagement and to help realize participatory governance at the local level, KAS extended the concept of the Community Score Card (CSC) to Kisumu, Siaya and Vihiga Counties where local civil society organizations were engaged in series of trainings that looked into public accountability.