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Fact sheet of Women’s performance during 2022 Elections

Women and Governance

KAS Kenya is cognizant of the fact that women play a crucial role in the legislation and representation process in the Country particularly in the realm of political representation. As KAS we aim to rally support and drive efforts towards achieving meaningful women’s political representation recognizing the valuable contributions that women have led in the governance spaces. This fact sheet provides a snapshot of the current state of women's representation in Kenya, highlighting key statistics, trends and KAS position on women representation. #Mamakiongozi #GenerationEquality

China’s Infrastructural Engagement in Kenya

A summary of China ‘s megaprojects in Kenya

Kenya is the largest economy in East Africa, a big regional transport and technology hub, as well as owning the largest port in East Africa, the port of Mombasa. Many international players therefore have an interest in partnering with Kenya. Ever since its independence from Britain in 1963, alongside partners in the West like the EU and USA, Kenya has also worked together with partners like India, Russia, UAE and China. While partners like the EU mainly focus on projects of humanitarian aid and the implementation of democracy, the Chinese-Kenyan relationship is primarily focused on economic and infrastructural cooperation. Therefore, China has financed several “megaprojects “, on which the following article will focus.

Party foundations abroad - a look at Kenya, Brazil and Turkey

Find out our Country Director Dr. Annette Schwandner's contribution towards the topic 'Party foundations abroad - a look at Kenya, Brazil and Turkey' and KAS' contribution in Kenya.

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung keen on enhancing democracy in Kenya

National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula Tuesday 15th November 2022 morning hosted German Foundation; Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) Country Director, Dr. Annette Schwandner during a courtesy call in his office.

Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Kenia hat einen neuen Präsidenten: Supreme Court bestätigt die Wahl William Rutos

Das Urteil des Supreme Court am 5. September 2022

Der kenianische Supreme Court hat am 5. September 2022 einstimmig alle Petitionen gegen das Ergebnis der Präsidentschaftswahlen vom 9. August 2022 abgelehnt. Damit ist der bisherige Vizepräsident William Ruto mit der notwendigen Stimmenzahl (50 Prozent plus 1 Stimme) zum fünften Präsidenten Kenias gewählt. Er wird am Dienstag, den 13. September, in seinem Amt vereidigt werden.

World Trade Organization / flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

Kenia hat gewählt

William Ruto mit knappem Votum zum Sieger erklärt

Mit einer denkbar knappen Mehrheit von 50,49 Prozent der Stimmen wurde am 15. August 2022 William Ruto zum Gewinner der Präsidentschaftswahlen in Kenia erklärt. Obwohl die Wahlen so friedlich und gut organisiert verliefen wie noch nie zuvor in der Geschichte des Landes, kam es rund um die Ergebnisverkündung zu erheblichen Spannungen. Das unterlegene Lager um den Kandidaten Raila Odinga will das Ergebnis vor Gericht anfechten. Auch die zuständige Wahlkommission ist gespalten. Die zeitweise befürchteten Ausschreitungen blieben aber bisher weitgehend aus.

Edwin Ottichilo

Kenya one week before the general election 2022

Too close to call, too important to go wrong

In just a week, Kenyans get to decide one of Africa’s most anticipated elections in 2022. Elections are hold at all levels, national, regional and local. Nearly 2000 posts need to be filled. Usually chaotic and disputed, each election cycle to date has tested the strength of Kenya’s democracy and its institutions. This time will be no exception. The biggest prize up for grabs is the presidenvcy. Amongst the four candidates in the race, Raila Odinga and Wiliam Ruto are the frontrunners. While it is hard to predict the winner of this race, the losers will likely be Kenyan voters. Kenyans are not offered a credible choice between competing political visions for their future. Instead, they must decide between unappealing candidates, who seem to be occupied with their own political and business ambitions rather than the interests of the very citizens they aspire to represent. Much is at stake. Kenya is the economic powerhouse of East Africa. Controversial elections will scare off investors and could weaken the Kenyan shilling, impacting a region still recovering from the economic downturn of COVID-19 and dealing with the economic effects of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine. During this volatile moment for the multilateral world order, it would be bad news for the West if one of its few reliable partners in Africa turns inwards to deal with a messy election outcome. Perhaps most importantly, African democracy needs the elections in Kenya to go smoothly. Despite their flaws, Kenyan elections are amongst the most credible in the region and could be a welcomed break from the democratic backsliding seen in many other parts of Africa recently.

Chaguo (Choice)


With a focus on political education in Germany and with projects in over 120 countries, KAS Kenya in partnership with Good karma fiction produced a film titled Chaguo – Love*Deceit*Politics. The overall objective of the film is to edutain the Kenyan youth and society in general on the importance of participating in politics and more so elections. It is our hope that the film will provoke some positive thoughts and attitude change towards participating in political processes. Elections are regarded as the ultimate democratic exercise, the youth being the majority making about 75% of the population in Kenya, their vote would ultimately contribute to the desired political change. We hope you enjoy the film and may it inspire you to participate in the democratic transformation of your nation.

A Guide to Electing Leaders with Values

Elective Leadership

IRCK in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung reviewed a booklet titled Towards Our Desired Kenya - A guide to electing leaders with values to integrate up to date civic and voter education elements and relevant scriptural references. It is envisaged that the guide will be used by Religious Leaders at the congregational level, other stakeholders and our partners in the run up to the 2022 General Election and subsequent electoral processes. The booklet is a tool which will provide citizens with a set of values to determine the suitability of leaders vying for various elective offices and make an informed choice during election.

Reuters/ Edwin Waita

Hustler vs. Dynasty: Quo vadis, Kenia?

Kenia gilt als Stabilitätsanker und wirtschaftliches Schwergewicht des östlichen Afrikas, doch pünktlich zu Generalwahlen kommt alle fünf Jahre Unruhe auf. Kenias jüngste Geschichte ist von gewalttätigen, umstrittenen Wahlen geprägt. Die nächsten Wahlen sind am 9. August 2022. Ihr Ausgang und Verlauf werden wegweisend sein für Kenia und die Region, sie wird aber auch Auswirkungen auf deutsche Interessen haben. Viele deutsche Unternehmen bedienen Ostafrika von Kenia aus. Das Gesamtportfolio der deutschen und kenianischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit beläuft sich aktuell auf etwa 1 Mrd. EUR. Besonders eng ist die Zusammenarbeit im Klimabereich und bei erneuerbaren Energien.