Bleak future for multi-party elections in Kenya

Fox, R.C. (1996) Bleak future for multi-party elections in Kenya. Journal of Modern African Studies, 34 (4). pp. 597-607. ISSN 0022-278X



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With attention turning towards Kenya's second multi-party elections, due to be held before the end of 1997, it is imperative to look back to the flaws in the system which helped deliver President Daniel arap Moi and the Kenya African National Union (KANU) their victories in 1992. At present there is no sign of these defects being eradicated and the creation of new districts since then has demonstrated the Government's intention of enhancing an already biased structure. The underlying distribution of tribes and ethnic groups has had a fundamental impact on the electoral geography of Kenya, since they have controlled the delimitation of both the parliamentary constituencies and the administrative machinery of the whole country.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Daniel arap Moi; Kenya African National Union; KANU; Regional Boundaries Commission; ethnic distributions; provincial divisions; Parliamentary Constituencies; Wundanyi; Coast Province; Baringo North; Rift Valley; Kikuyu; Luo; Marsabit; Mandera; West Pokot; Elgeyo-Marakwet; Garissa; Kajiado; Taita Taveta; Forum for the Restoration of Democracy
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Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Geography
ID Code:1423
Deposited On:29 Jul 2009
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