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.


International Reports: Global Security

The “golden age of security”, as the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig characterised the time before the First World War, ended just over 100 years ago. After the atrocities of two world wars and the end of the so-called Cold War, many hoped that the cessation of the East-West conflict would herald the beginning of a new era of security – but those remaining hopes were shattered no later than the terrorist attacks of 9/11.


KAS Study on Use of Early Warning Systems & Integration of Data in Political Planning in West Pokot and Baringo Counties

This report is an account of a baseline study carried out in West Pokot and Baringo Counties on the utilization of EWS information in political planning by KAS. The study was informed by the fact that food emergency needs persist in the ASAL counties of Kenya despite availability of EWS data. The study thus, sought to investigate the notion that EWS information is not adequately incorporated in political planning.


Kenia: Historischer Handschlag mit Folgen

von Jan Cernicky , Thomas Tödtling

Am 9. März kam es in Kenia zum überraschenden „Handshake“ zwischen Präsident Uhuru Kenyatta und Oppositionsführer Raila Odinga. Während einige Effekte bereits sichtbar und spürbar sind, bleiben die konkreten mittel- und langfristigen Folgen dieser politischen Übereinkunft unklar.


Achtung, Betrug im Internet!

Falsche Informationen zu Stipendien der Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung

Liebe Bewerber und Bewerberinnen für Stipendien der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, im Internet kursieren verschiedene Angebote über Dienstleistungen für den Erhalt eines Stipendiums in Deutschland gegen zum Teil erhebliche Kosten. Bei einigen Webseiten wird dabei missbräuchlich das Logo der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung verwendet.


International Reports: The Digital Future

Will it be permanently dark in the factories of the future – because the autonomous machines working there do not need any light? Will we work only a few hours a week one day because robots and algorithms do most of our work for us? How will digitalization change our interactions, political decision-making processes, andgeopolitical contexts?


Wie viele Präsidenten braucht ein Land?

von Jan Cernicky

Kenia nach der „Vereidigung“ Raila Odingas

Die Wahlen in Kenia sind vorbei. Zwar laufen noch gerichtliche Anfechtungen einiger Gouverneurswahlen, doch die Wahlergebnisse sind bekannt und bestätigt. Trotzdem ist bisher keine Ruhe eingekehrt: Die Opposition um Raila Odinga erkennt die Wahl Uhuru Kenyattas weiterhin nicht an; am 30. Januar ließ sich Raila Odinga als parallelen Präsidenten Kenias vereidigen.



KAS in partnership with Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) facilitated an induction workshop of Kenyan women Members of Parliament and women representatives held in Naivasha on 11th to 14th January 2018. Other partners included UN Women, USAID Kenya, Kenya Human Rights Commission and Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). The induction workshop centered on effective women legislation including the opportunities and challenges encountered therein. Election of new officials for KEWOPA and 11th Parliament lessons for women representation were among the agenda items discussed.


Community Score Card on livelihood development, infrastructure and security in West Pokot and Baringo Counties of Kenya

KAS,Kenya engagement in the area of food security and DRR is informed by an emerging necessity to support the County Governments of Baringo and West Pokot to engage in political processes that can provide more integrated planning and long term solutions to the challenges of food insecurities. KAS carried out the Community Score Card exercise in the two counties in order to empower the communities in using social accountability tools to hold respective government institutions to account, as well as working with the same institutions to improve on their efficiency in delivering services.