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Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer and award-winning political cartoonist in Kenya.
As the dust settles on Nigeria’s elections amid reports of technology failures and violence, it is clear that digital elections are no panacea.
The Kenyan state still has trouble recognizing, let alone honoring, the humanity of ordinary Kenyans.
Kenya’s government is notoriously unreliable when it comes to issuing information about terrorist attacks.
There has been very little discussion of the government’s and the military’s mendacity and incompetence throughout the crisis.
The much-feted road-building binge has displaced many of the country's least fortunate citizens.
Africa would be better served looking to its own failures.
Kenyans may finally be waking up to the fact that citizens are the ultimate check on the behavior of their elites.
When it comes to 'pacts' between political foes, Kenyans have been down this road before.
The Afrofuturism of black America, it seems, has little to offer the people of Africa.
Democracy isn't working, and that's storing up huge problems for the future.