IJSRP, Volume 13, Issue 8, August 2023 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Ketoyo Christopher Amasava
This study delves into the political landscape of Kenya, focusing on the historical background, transition to a multiparty system, and current situation where ideological challenges clash with popular electoral promises. Kenyas post-independence political scene has been characterized by ethnic tensions and power struggles, leading to neopatrimonialism and arbitrary state leadership. The paper explores the evolution of Kenyas political system, the role of political parties, the semi-federal system, and the challenges posed by weak institutions and corruption. Ethnicity remains a contentious issue, and the rise of fake news has further complicated the democratic process. The study suggests implementing proportional representation, considering a parliamentary system, addressing patriarchal barriers for womens empowerment, and strengthening institutions to promote effective governance. In addition, fostering national unity and shared identity is essential to overcoming ethnic divisions and advancing towards a more democratic and inclusive society in Kenya.