Countdown to Elections: A Situation Analysis of Political Parties in Kenya
Overview and analysis of political parties in Kenya four months before the general elections
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is a German political foundation which was founded in 1955 and has followed the principles of democracy, rule of law, human rights, sustainable development and social market economy since its inception. In Kenya, the the office of Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation has been operating since 1974 and its work is guided by the understanding that democracy and good governance should not only be viewed from a national level, but the participation of people in political decisions as well as political progress starting at the grass root level.The Foundations main focus is to build and strengthen the institutions that are instrumental in sustaining democracy.
The Konrad-Adenauer Foundation office in Kenya has now given Kenyan voters and political watchers an eye opening experience by publishing a report that provides Kenya’s a situation analysis of political parties in relation to the forthcoming general elections.
The report comprehensively dwells on the chances of the five main political parties taken into consideration that President Kibaki’s grand coalition is not yet formed and not yet named. The report offers a history of multi-party democracy in Kenya plus preview of the 2007 general elections and the latest development within political parties in Kenya, including some backgrounds and an analysis towards the expectations of the outcome for the upcoming elections. The report provides an broad analysis and weighs the options for an electoral victory for political parties in Kenya four months to the elections.
This report is not only a superb piece civic education, it is also an interesting read for anyone concerned about the development of democracy in Kenya. The full report can be accessed here.