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Endless political campaign mode spells doom for development NEVER MISS A STORY - 9 months ago, 15 Apr 00:34

By: Peter Kagwanja

The next General Election in Kenya will be on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 — or might I be missing something? This might be the logic of Kenya’s new constitution, but Donald Trump and his ilk have whipped endless political campaigns into a frenzy. And Kenyan politicians are joining Trump’s train, making it feel like the 2022 race is next week. The real – and perhaps only – casualty of Kenya’s new “permanent campaign” mode is President Uhuru Kenyatta who faces the risk of being pushed and shoved down the dark alley of a lame duck presidency at the crack of dawn of his hard-fought second term, and even before he unfurls his legacy – which he must as potentially Kenya’s youngest presidential retiree at 60 in August 2022. It is now official. Kenya has entered the age of “permanent campaign”, which is blurring the dividing line between the governing time ...
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