A Guide for Radio Journalists on Devolution

Devolution and Media

Understanding the concept of devolution and its key functions and public participation still remains a challenge in majority of our counties. Media which includes local radio stations have been mentioned as one of the stakeholders that can enhance public participation at the counties. This radio discussion Tool kit seeks to educate the radio journalists in four counties where the KAS devolution program is implemented in Kenya on how best they can inform/educate their audience about matters devolution and how to participate in it.

The state of political engagements among young people and the challenges they undergo

Youth and Politics

Young people are not “citizens-in-training”, a role where they are often pushed back by education and political institutions. They are actors of today’s democracy. Young people have in many ways taken the leading role in initiatives and movements that proclaim the urgent need to deepen and expand democracy. Young people are not ‘victims’ or ‘problems’ as often claimed, but diverse and critical stakeholders in democracy.

Understanding Demographics and Politics in Kenya

Politics and Demographics

The study on politics and demography in Kenya aimed to understand the Kenyan political space and society by internalising challenges that come with population growth as well as developing counter measures which the country may warrant important.This study is therefore meant to understand the relationship between politics and population dynamics and how the various elements and variables relate.

Srengthening Local Health Governance

The idea to try out the Social Audit (SA) as tool to look at the state of local health sector governance was agreed among the participants in the training series workshops. This was justified as easier to test and conduct within the varying community set ups. Furthermore, in comparison to the other tools of social accountability, the CSOs agreed that SA was more effective and less technical, providing a more appropriate learning tool. While there would be mistakes in the first exercise(s), it was generally agreed that this step would lay the foundation for more engagements through SA by the local organizations. The process of generating evidence using SA was said to be less complicated yet convincing. Furthermore, the low-cost implication of conducting SA was said to be manageable compared to other tools.

Tektonische Verschiebungen in der politischen Landschaft Kenias?

Was verändern BBI und der Tod Mois?

Was verändern BBI und der Tod Mois? Am 4. Februar 2020 verstarb Kenias zweiter Präsident Daniel arap Moi. Durch sein Ableben ergeben sich neue politische Konstellationen, von denen besonders sein Sohn Gideon Moi zu profitieren scheint, der aktuelle Vorsitzende der KANU-Partei. Dies verstärkt eine Verschiebung politischer Konstellationen, welche ohnehin schon durch die Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) befeuert wird, durch welche eine Verfassungsreform vorbereitet wird.

Rethinking Democracy

Elections Past, Present and Future

On 2nd to 4th September, KAS Kenya held its second international conference on Rethinking Democracy. With a theme of Elections: Past, Present and Future; this conference brought together democracy stakeholders and elections practitioners across the world including political leaders, distinguished scholars, authors, media practitioners, election managers, university students and civil society representatives to deliberate on the subject of elections from a global, continental and local perspective. The publication captures detailed insights from the conference.

Research Report: The Kenyan Digital Economy

The research report on Kenya’s digital economy presents a brief history of the events and technological developments that lead to and shaped the digital revolution in Kenya since the 1990s until today. What follows is a collection of different measures of the digital economy in Kenya. Despite greatly varying estimates depending on data source and methodology, the general picture that emerges is that Kenya’s ICT sector is smaller than in most developed but larger than in many developing countries and has accounted for a substantial share of Kenya’s economic growth in the last 15 years, outperforming all other sectors in terms of GDP growth. The sub-sectoral analysis reveals that the internet access, mobile money, IT hardware and audio and video content (incl. broadcasting) markets are the largest sub-sectors.


From the 4th February to the 6th February 2019, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Kenia had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Christoph Ploss, a Member of Parliament from the Bundestag in Germany. During the three days, the Member of Parliament paid courtesy calls to the different leaderships of the Kenyan National Assembly. They included: the National Assembly Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi accompanied by Majority Leader Aden Duale, Third Chairperson at the Speaker’s Panel Hon. Chritopher Omulele, the Majority Whip Hon. Benjamin Washiali and the Minority Whip Hon. Nuh Junet Sheikh. The discussions revolved around economic and political developments in Kenya and Germany and how best to continue strengthening these ties through political cooperation.

The Handshake - Where Does Kenya Stand in Opposition?

The March 9 handshake remains the principal highlight of Kenya’s post-election period. With the recent tour of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto accompanied by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to Nyanza region - an opposition stronghold on the 13th December; the significant political developments still leave questions lingering among many Kenyans. As much as the handshake seeks to address nine mutual issues namely: ethnic antagonism, lack of a national ethos, inclusivity, devolution, divisive elections, security, corruption, shared prosperity and responsibility through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), there are still more underlying issues yet to be resolved.

Strengthening the concept of Early Warning & Early Action for Disaster Risk Reduction & Food Security

This publication is a summary of seven discussion papers generated from successful applicants who submitted their discussion papers in respond to a call for papers by KAS. The publication begins by setting the geographical and social cultural context of Baringo and West Pokot counties. The main aim of this call for papers was to help refine existing knowledge on early warning within the area of food security in Baringo and West Pokot Counties.