How a nation comes back from a deeply divisive election: The Kenya case

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 4:37pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/300/cbddaa74-7ec3-4ac9-a2d3-af6cd9572a76/2020_1104_07.mp3

Kenya was long considered a stable nation with decades of multiparty politics and peaceful transfers of power when violence erupted after the controversial 2007 presidential elections. More than 1,000 people were killed and 600,000 displaced as fighting broke out along tribal lines after both the incumbent and the opposition candidate declared victory in a close election. Marco Werman speaks with Kenyan writer and political analyst Nanjala Nyabola about how a seemingly stable country can come undone and what it takes to knit it back together.