• POWER SHARING IN THE KENYAN COALITION GOVERNMENT. A NEW CONCEPT IN DEVELOPING DEMOCRACIES

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2011-03-06
Authors:

(Oduor David Jesse holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)Honors Degree from Moi University. He is currently pursuing his post graduate Diploma in Law at the Kenya School of Law. He is the author of "Power Sharing In the Kenyan Coalition Government" and has also published a number of legal, social, economic and political articles.)
ISBN:
9783844307276

Description:

POWER SHARING IN KENYA. The 2007 disputed elections in Kenya led to uncertainty and later chaos in the country. The then discredited Electoral Commission of Kenya which was basically made up of the Incumbent President Kibaki''s Buddies, declared the former the winner at the expense of the then opposition leader Raila Odinga, who had won the elections in six out of the eight provinces in the country, and further had a clear majority in Parliament. The scenario of the incumbent hanging onto power has been termed as " Kibaki''s Civil coup" in some quarters. The aforementioned circumstances led to a political settlement between the two protagonists in the form of power sharing. This book will give an indepth analysis of the Kenyan power sharing arrangement and what it means for developing democracies, more so the African nations. Is Kenya to blame for the evil precedent that has been replicated in Zimbabwe? And now being suggested for Ivory Coast?

MATERIAS: elections, Kenya, Politics