Op-ed: Kenyan constitution has failed to produce true political parties and so will the Building Bridges Initiative
By 13 March
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.
Read the full article here: The Star