Kenya’s Election Was a Mixed Bag for Democracy

Kenya’s Election Was a Mixed Bag for Democracy
Supporters of William Ruto celebrate his victory over Raila Odinga in Eldoret, Kenya, Aug. 15, 2022 (AP photo by Brian Inganga).

William Ruto was declared the victor in Kenya’s presidential election, which drew wide attention across the continent. His immediate task is to reunite the country after a long, divisive campaign, as national cohesion will key to tackling the country’s policy challenges and improving the quality of its political institutions.

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