Thursday, January 15, 2015

Critical Analysis of Kenya's Members of County Assemblies

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) published on 14 January 2015 an analysis titled "The Tyranny of Kenya's MCAs" by Peter Aling'o and David W. Wagacha, both at ISS in Nairobi. 

Kenya's 2010 Constitution created the members of county assemblies (MCAs) to replace the local government councillors' posts.  The authors argue that the MCAs have become a tool for political extortion and blackmail and act with impunity and disregard for the rule of law.  In their view, the MCAs pose the biggest threat to Kenya's constitutional devolution project, and intervention is urgently required to ensure that the will of the people is not subverted to serve the interests of a few political elites.

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