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Kenya's 2013 elections: issues, actors and scenarios
Date: 28 February 2013
Venue: Conference Room, ISS Nairobi

Kenya's 4 March 2013 poll promises to be politically defining. Embedded in key transitional provisions and organised at six different levels, the poll represents not only Kenya’s most important but arguably most complex election in post-independence history. However, events of the disputed 2007-08 presidential elections have unfortunately raised concerns about the possibility of renewed violence. This seminar aims to identify threats to and opportunities for consolidating Kenya's electoral democracy and stability. It will examine, among other issues, the level of preparedness, key issues informing campaign debates, the role of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the probability of a recurrence of election-related violence and other threats, key constitutional provisions that will be effected after the poll, and possible election and post-election scenarios.


  • Emmanuel Kisiangani, Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies


  • Bobby Mkangi, Former Committee of Experts on Constitutional Review

  • Atsango Chesoni, Executive Director, Kenya Human Rights Commission

  • Andrew Attah-Asamoah, Senior Researcher, Institute for Security Studies

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This seminar is made possible through the funding provided by the Hanns Seidel Foundation Kenya office. The ISS is also grateful for the support of the following core partners: the governments of Norway, Sweden, Australia and Denmark.
Conference Room
ISS Nairobi
Samira Yusuf
Phone: +254 20 266 7208/7198,
Emmanuel Kisiangani
Phone: +254 20 266 7208/7198
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