Kenyan Democracy and the Rule of Law

Author
John Mukum Mbaku
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Abstract
Certain characteristics and values have the power to make or break a democracy. The supremacy of law, for instance, is the foundation on which democracy is built; it is the heart and soul of a free society and the basis for peaceful coexistence. This holds particularly true in Kenya. To manage the conflicting interests of diverse subcultures, all citizens, regardless of their political, economic, and ethnocultural affiliation, must be subject to the law. Thus, a governing process undergirded by the rule of law is critical for a future of peace and development in Kenya.
Topic
Development, Government, Democracy, Rule of Law
Political Geography
Kenya, Africa