Kenya- Unfinished Business: Challenging Entrenched Tribalism in Election Time
“I have been following the Kenyan elections and one thing that stood out was the tribalism and geopolitical zoning that seems entrenched in the country especially in every electioneering period. Tribalism is still a huge factor in Kenyan politics, nearly 60 years after the country’s independence,” Mr. Viljoen said.
He added, “I spoke to people in various regions in Kenya concerning the presidential election and I realized that most were supporting one of their own. It is disheartening to note that tribalism still plays a huge part in the politics of a country that has such a huge population of Christians.”