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Al Jazeera ‘Head to Head’ with Raila Odinga

April 15, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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KENYA: CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE CORRUPTION?
In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Kenya’s ‘tribal’ democracy, political violence, impunity and corruption, and the rise of al-Shabab.
For some he is a hero of democracy and the best president Kenya never had, while others consider him dangerous and divisive. Nearly a decade ago, Mr Odinga’s defeat in a disputed election triggered violence which put the country on the brink of civil war.
We will challenge him on whether he did enough to stop the 2007 bloodshed, if there will ever be justice for the victims, and his own record fighting corruption while in office.
As the country looks ahead to next year’s polls, we discuss whether Africa’s economic powerhouse has finally put ethnic politics behind it and ask:
• Is impunity eroding Kenya’s democracy?
• Is corruption holding it back?
• And what is fuelling the rise of al-Shabab?
Recording starts at 7.30pm but please arrive by 7.00pm to be seated.

 

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Date:
April 15, 2016
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free
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KENYA: CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE CORRUPTION? In this episode of Head to Head, Mehdi Hasan challenges former Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Kenya’s 'tribal' democracy, political violence, impunity and corruption, and the rise of al-Shabab. For some he is a hero of democracy and the best president Kenya never had, while others consider him dangerous and divisive. Nearly a decade ago, Mr Odinga’s defeat in a disputed election triggered violence which put the country on the brink of civil war. We will challenge him on whether he did enough to stop the 2007 bloodshed, if there will ever be justice for the victims, and his own record fighting corruption while in office. As the country looks ahead to next year’s polls, we discuss whether Africa’s economic powerhouse has finally put ethnic politics behind it and ask: Is impunity eroding Kenya’s democracy? Is corruption holding it back? And what is fuelling the rise of al-Shabab? Recording starts at 7.30pm but please arrive by 7.00pm to be seated.

Venue

The Oxford Union
Frewin Court
Oxford, OX1 3JB United Kingdom