We Are Watching You

Behind the political violence experienced in Kenya in 2007-08 is a deeply engrained impunity for Kenyan politicians at all levels: not only in courts but also in the minds and loyalties of the wanachi. Politicians are able to use inciting language and bribery on the campaign to mask their lack of accomplishments, or even their implication in scandal. High-level corruption prevails within government institutions, but politicians are rarely held accountable for involvement in corruption. Citizens are often too willing to forget the corruption and scandals that arise as well as the lack of follow-through on political promises; and when they do recognise and wish to act, they rarely have the lev...