Category Archives for Pluralism Project

State Services, Inclusion and Pluralism – Ben Nyabira

State Services, Inclusion and Pluralism – Ben Nyabira

In the past, state services were dominated by the ethnic groups in charge of the state (especially the security forces/services and the public service generally) a matter of great concern to the excluded communities. Members…
Religion and Pluralism in the Constitution – Susan F. Hirsch, Professor

Religion and Pluralism in the Constitution – Susan F. Hirsch, Professor

Religion and Pluralism in the Constitution: Expanding and Transforming the Kenyan Kadhis’ Courts Article 8 of the Constitution of Kenya states clearly and unequivocally: “There shall be no State religion” (2010b). Such a strong disavowal…
Kenya’s dilemma: What shall we do with this ethnicity?

Kenya’s dilemma: What shall we do with this ethnicity?

Kenyans hear most of ethnicity once in four years. That is when election fever starts as the government launches into its electoral campaign. It thus starts the campaign by breaking the law and conventions governing…
Pluralism, Language and the Constitution – Jill Cottrell Ghai

Pluralism, Language and the Constitution – Jill Cottrell Ghai

This paper examines the linguistic situation of Kenya, with a brief account of the history of government policies in the field of education and elsewhere in regard to language. It outlines the constitutional provisions as…
The Politics of Culture in Kenya since 2010: Implications for pluralism – L. Hughes, S.O Akoth and C. Nyamweru

The Politics of Culture in Kenya since 2010: Implications for pluralism – L. Hughes, S.O Akoth and C. Nyamweru

  This chapter examines some key developments around culture and pluralism since the passing of the new constitution in 2010, drawing on new research findings. It starts by placing the subject in international context, including…