Kenya is a critically important East African country at a crossroads. In the coming years, it will either chart a way through to democratic reform and state building, or it will join the ranks of the so-called collapsed or failed states. Much hinges on which way Kenya moves: the fate of 37 million Kenyans hangs in the balance. Kenya's future now depends on its ability to navigate the great contradictions of the National Accord, which are symptomatic of the deep structural problems of Kenyan state and society. To curb the violence in the short-term and create space for negotiation, the power-sharing agreement, like others of its kind, entrenches the key culprits of violence and corruption in very high levels of government. This paper begins with a brief overview of what led to the recent violent crisis in Kenya and shows that it is understandable within the context of Kenya's problematic past.
KENYA'S UNFINISHED AGENDAS Jacqueline M Klopp Journal of International Affairs; Spring 2009; 62, 2; Docstoc p
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