On Tuesday to Wednesday, June 25-26, we hosted a Regional Joint Conference (together with Chuka University) under the theme “Power Narratives in Kenya’s 2017 Elections and Citizens’ Democratic Development Aspirations beyond the Polls”.
More than 30 researchers, Lectures and Students from various Universities within the country attended the conference for presentations.
The keynote address was presented by Prof. Fred Jonyo, Chair; Department of Political Science and Public Admn; University of Nairobi. His presentation was about Kenya’s 2017 Elections and Citizen’s Aspirations beyond the Polls.
Every session had Guest Speakers presenting different themes and the Main Guest Speaker was Prof.Edward W.N. Kisiang’ani, Chairman, Department of History, Archeology and Political Studies (Kenyatta University) with ‘Is a Referendum the Cure for Kenya’s Electoral Problem?’ as the theme for his presentations.
Different themes were presented by different Speakers including ‘Neo-Colonialism Domiciled in Family Dynasties’, by Mtumishi, Njeru Kathangu (CUEA), ‘Political Power and Universal Healthcare coverage in Post 2017 General Election Kisumu County, Kenya’, by Kennedy Opande (UON), ‘Congestion, Conflicts and Urban Politics: Understanding the 2017 Post Election Violence in Nairobi Slum’, by Eliud Biegon (Chuka University) were among many other presentations during the conference.
Among those who graced the occasion were Rev. Prof. Peter Gichure, Acting DVC Academics, Rev. Dr. Boniface Mungai, University Chaplain, and Prof. B.A. Mulemi, Ag.Director-Directorate of Research and Innovation, CUEA, and Eliud Biegon, Department of Humanties, Chuka University.