Kenyans will soon head to the polls to elect a new President. Elections have always been a delicate moment for the country, sparking fierce contestations. With sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta’s exit, the choice will fall between the two main candidates, current Vice President, William Ruto, and Raila Odinga, who has received the endorsement of the outgoing President. The race is as tight as ever.
While Nairobi is a dynamic economic hub in East Africa, the country faces both domestic and international economic challenges, adding to citizens’ and observers’ worries. Ethnic dynamics and complex alliances make for a highly unpredictable context. How is Kenya’s political and electoral landscape unfolding? What is at stake for the country and the region?