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Patrick Gathara is a strategic communications consultant, writer and award-winning political cartoonist in Kenya.
Kenyans have a long history of fighting against oppression.
For now, the system that kept dictator Omar Hassan al-Bashir in power might be experiencing some strain — but it is still very much in control.
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.
Democracy isn't working, and that's storing up huge problems for the future.