Op-ed: Kenyan constitution has failed to produce true political parties and so will the Building Bridges Initiative

By Jill Cottrell Ghai and Yash Pal Ghai, 13 March
Polling station in Kenya (photo credit: USAID U.S. Agency for International Development/flickr)
Polling station in Kenya (photo credit: USAID U.S. Agency for International Development/flickr)
The Constitution has a vision of many things, including political parties. Parties were thought of as playing an important role in moving away from ethnic politics. In a country with a history of one-partyism, this was perhaps particularly difficult. A country with only one party is a country with no party. The very existence of parties implies there are a variety of political policies or even ideologies. But if everyone belongs to one party, there is no variety, and maybe no real ideology.
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