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The State of Democracy in Kenya

August 19, 2022

Episode Notes:

On Aug. 15,  Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced that William Ruto was the country's president-elect, despite continued challenges posed by his defeated foe, Raila Odinga. Michelle Gavin, the Ralph Bunche senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins the Warcast to discuss the election results, the state of Kenyan democracy, and what it means for the United States.


[ 0:18 ] The outcome of Kenya's election

[ 2:46 ] The electoral dispute

[ 5:30 ] The international reaction to the election

[ 7:06 ] The near-term prospects for Kenyan democracy

[ 9:11 ] The future of U.S.-Kenyan relations

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