Reflections on the 2022 General Elections in Kenya: What is at Stake?

Kenya, like many African countries, has struggled and continues to struggle with management of elections. This has often led to outbreaks of post-election violence resulting in killings and displacement of many people, among other results. In 2007, more than 1,100 people were killed and over 500,000 displaced following its 2007 elections—just one example of the devastating toll such violence can take.

With a highly contested election in August 2022 that will see a transitional government, this panel of Kroc Institute and Notre Dame Law School alumni, explores the question, what has been done and what still remains to be done to reduce the likelihood of electoral violence almost 15 years after 2007 post-election violence?

Panelists contribute diverse perspectives on the repercussions of the 2022 elections and discuss strategies that were put in place to mitigate the likelihood of violence. This event was recorded on September 8, 2022.

Jackline Aridi (Moderator), Director of Nairobi Initiatives for Notre Dame International
Muthee Kiunga, Human Rights Advocate; Resettlement Office, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Levit Nudi, Cyber Security Researcher
Elias Opongo, S.J. (M.A. ’04), Director, Hekima University College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations; Member, Kroc Institute Advisory Board
Shamsia Ramadan (M.A. ’10), Independent Consultant on Peacebuilding, Peace and Security, Conflict Sensitivity Assessment, and Mediation and Negotiation

For more information visit the event website.

Kroc Institute

September 8, 2022

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