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dc.contributor.authorShilaho, Westen K.
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-06T08:46:22Z
dc.date.available2017-02-06T08:46:22Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationShilaho, W. K. (2016). The paradox of Kenya's constitutional reform process: what future for constitutionalism? Journal for Contemporary History, 41(2), 184-207.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150509/JCH41.v2.10
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/5501
dc.description.abstractKenya’s protracted reform process and periodic electoral related violence is linked to predatory politics nestled in tribalism. Kenya’s politicians’ quest to capture the state for extractive purposes has rendered the reform process ethnically polarising and, since dialogue cannot prevail among Kenya’s fragmented political class, the resort to violence becomes a means of making claims to the control of the state. This article argues that, although the promulgation of a Constitution in 2010 has the potential to address issues at the core of Kenya’s post-colonial crisis, aspects such as inequitable resource distribution, ethnic and regional inequalities, disregard for the rule of law, impunity, a political elite characterised by tribalism and kleptocracy are posing a challenge to the implementation of the Constitution; thus placing the country’s long term political stability in jeopardy.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectKenyaen_ZA
dc.subjectStateen_ZA
dc.subjectTribalismen_ZA
dc.subjectImpunityen_ZA
dc.subjectConstitutionen_ZA
dc.subjectViolenceen_ZA
dc.subjectJusticeen_ZA
dc.titleThe paradox of Kenya's constitutional reform process: what future for constitutionalism?en_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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