Maina Kiai

Maina Kiai is chairman and founding executive director of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights as well as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. This essay draws on his keynote address at the Fifth Assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Kyiv on 6 April 2008.

July 2008, Volume 19, Issue 3

The Crisis in Kenya

For years Kenya was regarded as one of Africa’s sturdiest democracies. The fraudulent 2007 presidential election, however, exposed the fragility of Kenya’s democratic framework.