Presidential Election a Major Tipping Point for Kenya’s Role in International Community

Democracy’s health in Africa was mixed in 2012. Free and fair elections in Kenya will go a long way to stabilizing democracy across Africa, says Mwangi Kimenyi, director of the Africa Growth Initiative at Brookings. The next leader of Kenya, he says, not only has to think about the ethnic divide between Kenya and the international community, but needs to focus on quality education, access to health care and food security.