6 - Tribe and Tribalism in Kenya’s Politics
Corresponding Author(s) : Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o
No. 1 (2023): CODESRIA Bulletin, No 1, 2023
I already realised the problem was not just one of disagreement between political leaders over an election result: the countrywide violence meant the problem was more fundamental, arising from the makeup of the Kenyan political system and its relationship with society. We needed a process that would address the root causes of Kenya’s problems, otherwise any agreement would constitute nothing more than a delay before the next violent crisis … Our mediation needed to be the beginning of a true process of political reform.
– Kofi Annan, former General, UN