Unfortunately, DC offers too many events for me to cover. One event that I missed today (which I would have greatly liked to attend), was a CSIS convocation on “Building Youth-Inclusive Democracies: Lessons from Kenya.” Given the recently concluded election, this couldn’t be more timely. Kenya only knew 2 rulers for its first 40 years; Kenyatta will be inaugurated as the 4th head of state in Kenya’s 50th year of independence.
In general, I believe that a major problem facing African governance is the lack of new (and young) blood, which fuels resentment and discontent with normal channels of representative governance. Continue reading