National Sections of the L5I:

Kenya

Kenyan power-sharing: business as usual

"Neither side can realistically govern without the other"

With this compromise, Raila Odinga, leader of the Orange Democratic Movement, signed with President Mwai Kibaki an agreement for power-sharing in Kenya. Read more...

Kenya on the brink

Protests at a stolen election in Kenya have turned into a wave of inter-ethnic pogroms. Keith Spencer shows how only working class politics, not rival “tribal” elites, trying to get their snouts in the state trough, can liberate the poor Read more...

Kenya: mass action can end President Kibaki's rule

The Kenyan opposition is promising three days of mass protest from 16 January, as attempts at a negotiated settlement with President Mwai Kibaki fail. Ghanaian president John Kufuor went home, after failing to bring Kibaki and his rival Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement together over the issue of the stolen elections. In fact, Kibaki has gone ahead and announced his cabinet, now safe in the presidential chair for a second term. Odinga and the ODM, which swept into power in the simultaneously held parliamentary elections, are having to re-energise a movement in the face of threats from the police and army. Read more...

Workers and students rock Moi

In July battles raged for a week at Nairobi University. Police, armed with tear gas and plastic bullets, fought pro-democracy students. As the demonstrations grew, the students were joined by young workers, unemployed and even middle class businessmen and women. Towns and cities throughout Kenya were soon witnessing similar scenes. Read more...