In just about one week, Kenyans will cast their ballots in the 2013 presidential election. This historic event has provoked intense emotions across the country, with many citizens experiencing a rare combination of hope for the future and anxiety about the past. Earlier this week, my colleague Mwangi S. Kimenyi and I discussed Kenya’s national mood with Karuti Kanyinga, professor at the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi. Our conversation recounts personal experiences from the tragic post-election violence of 2007, as well as what we believe has been progress made to reconcile and heal the people of Kenya.
We hope you enjoy this, and Kwaheri, and kila la heri Kenya!
Listen to our entire conversation here: