Migai Akech

Migai Akech is an independent legal scholar based in Nairobi, Kenya. He has taught at the New York University School of Law and at the University of Nairobi, where he was senior lecturer. His writings include Privatization and Democracy in East Africa: The Promise of Administrative Law (2009). He was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, D.C., from October 2009 to February 2010.

January 2011, Volume 22, Issue 1

Constraining Government Power in Africa

African politics is often characterized as a realm of “informality,” but formal rules and institutions actually loom large, especially with regard to overweening executive power and the reforms that may help to rein it in.