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Kenya.s Grand Coalition Government. Another Obstacle to Urgent Constitutional Reform?

Henry Amadi ()

Africa Spectrum, 2009, vol. 44, issue 3, 149-164

Abstract: Kenya.s Grand Coalition Government was formed in the aftermath of a serious post-electoral crisis including widespread violence. No political progress has been recorded; in striking contrast to all expectations for more moderation and consensual preparation of a constitutional reform. Based on secondary data from textbooks, newspapers, journals, and documents from both governmental and non-governmental organisations, the author finds that the continuing wrangles within the Grand Coalition Government, the fear of the debilitating effects of a constitutional referendum and the hard-line positions on the contentious issues pose a big threat to the achievement of a new constitution before the 2012 Elections.

Keywords: Government; Constitutional amendments/constitutional reform (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-03
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