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1 KENYA AND ITS POLITICS Kelcey Grogan, CED 499, February 11, 2011 kenyanzuri.blogspot.com

2 Cradle of Civilization  East Africa  36 million people  4 million in capital city of Nairobi  Neighbors- Ethiopia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and Somalia  Comparatively- relatively stable political history

3 Kenya’s History  part of Britain’s East African Protectorate  became a British colony  Kenyans appointed to act on legislation  “Mau Mau” uprising against British rule  First time large majority of Kenyans were politically active timesonline.co.uk aconerlycoleman.wordpress.com

4 Kenyan Independence  December 12, 1963  Jomo Kenyatta- first president  Ruled until 1978  VP Daniel Moi took office  24 years statehousekenya.go.ke

5 Moi’s Reign  Constitutional amendment - one party system  was repealed  Moi was voted out by National Rainbow Coalition statehousekenya.go.ke

6 Plurality Majority System  Parliament System  Plurality-Majority System  Needed most votes, not majority  Won in 1992 with 36.91% of votes odi.org.uk

7 Government Branches  Executive Branch  Head of State and Military  Judicial Branch  High, appeal, and Islamic courts  Legislative Branch  Unicameral parliament  210 members- 5 year term  140 rural districts Join together to form seven provinces Nairobi is a separate province supportgrantandmikevol unteer.blogspot.com

8 2007 Elections  Both Mwai Kiaki and Raila Odinga claimed victory  Widespread Violence  1,500 deaths  Power Sharing Deal  Mwai Kiaki – President  Raila Odinga- Prime Minister  Expanded cabinet to 42 members  Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Development  Ministry of Local Government  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

9 hrw.org telegraph.co.uk content/uploads/2010/03/Post-Elections- Violence-in-Kenya.jpg

10 Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Development  Promote Equal Rights  Improve Quality of Life  AIDS Control Unit  Child protection services from trafficking  Adoption Services  Charitable Children’s Institutions Hon. Dr. Naomi Shaban, EGH, MP

11 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Local Government  Solid Waste Management  Rural Poverty Reduction Initiatives  Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund  300,000 children and families living on the street Hon. Wycliffe Musalia Mudavadi, The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Government

12 Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports  Youth Affairs in 2005  Dept of Sports  Challenges and Issues facing young people  75% of population is under 30  High unemployment  Develop Youth Resource Centers  Life Skills Training  Entrepreneurship skills Hon. Dr. Paul Nyongesa Otuoma,MP

13 2010 Referendum  12 million people voted on Aug 4, 2010  66% supported new amendments  Reduce President’s power  Distribute power among provinces  Management of public land  Create Senate  Recognize Muslim Courts  Implementation over next 5 years

14 Future Government  Remain peaceful, stable country  Serve as mediator in conflicts in neighboring countries of Sudan and Somalia  Needs to address:  AIDS pandemic  High Unemployment  Job Creation  President transitions  Growing tourism sector

15  References  Background Note: Kenya. (2010, December 28). Retrieved February 6, 2011, from ‌ r/ ‌ pa/ ‌ ei/ ‌ bgn/ ‌ 2962.htm  Bratton, M. (1989). The Politics of Government-NGO Relations in Africa. World Development, 17(4),  Country Profile: Kenya. (2011, November 24). Retrieved from BBC News website:  Kenya holds referendum as part of peace deal. (2010, August 4). Retrieved from BBC News website: ‌ news/ ‌ world-africa  Kenya- Information At A Glance. (n.d.). Retrieved February 6, 2011, from ‌ about- kenya.html  Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Development. (2005). Retrieved February 9, 2011, from  Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. (n.d.). Retrieved February 9, 2011, from  Muthuri, J., Chapple, W., & Moon, J. (2009). An Integrated Approach to Implementing ‘Community Participation’ in Corporate Community Involvement: Lessons from Magadi Soda Company in Kenya. Journal of Business Ethics, 85, doi: / ‌ s  Nasongo, S. W. (2007, April). Political Transition without Transformation: The Dialectic of Liberalization without Democratization in Kenya and Zambia. African Studies Association, 50(1), Retrieved from ‌ stable/ ‌  Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and local government. (2011). Retrieved February 9, 2011, from  Q&A: Kenya’s constitution referendum. (2010, July 26). Retrieved from BBC News website: ‌ news/ ‌ world- africa


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