Kenya’s national elections for president and for members of the senate and parliament will be held on August 9, 2022. While Kenyan voters in the past have been divided along tribal or ethnic lines, this year’s elections are expected to focus on economic inequities caused by official corruption and on the economic destabilization caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. FPRI trustee and Africa Program chair Charles A. Ray will be joined by Professor Gilbert Khadiagala from the Africa Center for the Study of the U.S. at the University of the Witwatersrand and Paul Nantulya, a Research Associate at the National Defense University’s Africa Center for Strategic Studies for an analysis of Kenya’s elections and what they portend for democracy on the continent.
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Gilbert M. Khadiagala - Dr. Gilbert M. Khadiagala is the Jan Smuts Professor of International Relations and Head of the Department of International Relations at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Paul Nantulya - Paul Nantulya is a Research Associate at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies. He is a subject matter specialist on Chinese foreign and security policy, China/Africa relations, and Africa’s relations with Southeast Asian countries.
Charles A. Ray - Charles A. Ray, a member of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Africa Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe.