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October 30, 2020
October 31 marks the anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, which acknowledges the impact of instability on women and girls and the importance of their involvement in peace processes. The International Republican Institute’s Women’s Democracy Network (WDN) is proud to... Read More
January 15, 2020
The gap between citizens and governments is a persistent problem in Kenya, leading to growing distrust in political entities by the citizens, a lack of transparency and accountability in governance processes, and an undermining of democracy.   In an effort to address this problem, the... Read More
May 22, 2019
In the past six years, Kenya has continued its progression toward devolution and achieved success in its efforts to decentralize power and bring the government closer to its citizens. However, despite these democratic gains, Kenya remains hindered by the... Read More
October 18, 2018
Five years ago, the Kenyan government plunged into one of the most ambitious devolution processes in the world.  As a result, more women hold local level government positions today than at any other time in Kenya’s 50-year history.... Read More
October 25, 2017
It is election eve in Kenya, and there is a tense calm as rain blankets several parts of the country. They say in Africa that rain is a blessing, and given the unprecedented political developments since Kenya's August 8 general elections, a blessing may be just the right medicine for a country so... Read More
October 24, 2017
With two days to go until Kenya's repeat presidential election, the country is bracing for impact. All that has transpired since Kenya's Supreme Court annulled the re-election of... Read More
September 09, 2017
On August 15, just one week after the highly anticipated Kenyan general elections (check out IRI’s podcast on Kenya), the International Republican Institute... Read More
August 08, 2017
Before dawn at Westlands Primary School this morning, voters queued patiently for the start of voting. While most voting streams at this polling center began voting on time at 6 am, a few were delayed as poll workers finalized their paperwork and preparations for the day. The security presence was... Read More
August 07, 2017
The usual bustling capital city of Nairobi is eerily quiet tonight as Kenyans brace for what is expected to be a very competitive round of general elections tomorrow. Many residents have already left Nairobi for their rural homes upcountry to cast their vote and wait out the election results.... Read More
August 02, 2017
On August 8th, Kenyans will vote in the most competitive election in the country’s history. There are more than 14,000 candidates vying for just 1,882 elective positions. For the presidency, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta will compete against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a rematch of... Read More

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