Why Kenyatta, Odinga's New Elite Alliance Won't Last

If the proposed distribution of power and the proposal to enable many ethnic elites to access political power get endorsed at the referendum or win support at parliament, President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga's new political pact will collapse as others have before. The powerful actors in the new arrangement will begin to disagree on the distribution of power. This will widen political divisions and lay the context for a highly competitive and a violent 2022 election, writes Karuti Kanyinga of The Conversation.


President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga (file photo).

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