Prospects for the Future

September 20, 2011 • 5:00 – 7:30 pm EDT

Reflections on Constitutional Reform and the Upcoming Kenyan Elections

Mary O'Hagan
Senior Resident Director-Kenya, National Democratic Institute
Joel Barkan
Senior Associate, CSIS Africa Program
Mwangi Kimenyi
Senior Fellow and Director, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative
David Throup
Senior Associate, CSIS Africa Program
moderated by
Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, CSIS Africa Program
Deborah Ullmer
Deputy Director, Southern and East Africa Program, National Democratic Institute
One year after citizens overwhelmingly voted for a new constitution, the Kenyan parliament has been criticized for delaying the passage of key bills that would begin its implementation.  In recent weeks, more of these bills have moved through parliament, showing signs of progress. NDI's Senior Resident Director in Kenya, Mary O’Hagan, will share the findings of a second round of public opinion research on Kenyans’ perceptions of their government and the 2012 elections, as well as the current political climate there.  This will be coupled with analysis from CSIS’s recent report, Kenya: Assessing Risks to Stability, as well as insights and commentary from the Director of the Brookings Institution's Africa Growth Initiative. 
This event is off-the-record.
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