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Publications

Books:

Special Issues (guest editor):

  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (2014) Special Issue: Kenya's 2013 election: The triumph of democracy? Journal of Eastern African Studies 8 (1)
  • Crawford, G. & G. Lynch (2011) Special Issue: Democratization in Africa: Challenges and Prospects. Democratization 18 (2)

Journal Articles:

  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (2017) Ghana: The ebbing power of incumbency. Journal of Democracy 28 (2): 92-104
  • Willis, J., G. Lynch & N. Cheeseman (2017) La machine électorale: Culture matérielle des bureaux de vote au Ghana, au Kenya et en Ouganda. Politique Africaine 144: 27-50
  • Willis, J., G. Lynch & N. Cheeseman (2017) "A valid electoral exercise?": Uganda's 1980 elections and the observers' dilemma. Comparative Studies in Society and History 59 (1): 211-238
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (2016) Decentralization in Kenya: The governance of governors. Journal of Modern African Studies 54 (1): 1-35
  • Lynch, G. (2016) What’s in a name? The politics of naming ethnic groups in Kenya’s Cherangany Hills. Journal of Eastern African Studies 10 (1): 208-227
  • Lynch, G. (2015). Democratisation in Trouble: The Election Syndrome and the Return of Guided Democracies. The Constitution: Journal of Constitutional Development 15 (1): 1-22
  • Lynch, G. (2015) The International Criminal Court and the making of a Kenyan President. Current History 114 (772): 183-188
  • Bosire, L. K. & G. Lynch (2014) Kenya's search for truth and justice: The role of civil society. International Journal of Transitional Justice 8 (2): 256-276
  • Cheeseman, N, G. Lynch, & J. Willis (2014) Democracy and its discontents: Understanding Kenya's 2013 elections. Journal of Eastern African Studies 8 (1): 2-24
  • Lynch, G. (2014) Electing the 'alliance of the accused': The success of the Jubilee Alliance in Kenya's Rift Valley. Journal of Eastern African Studies 8 (1): 93-114
  • Deacon, G. & G. Lynch (2013) Allowing Satan in? Moving toward a political economy of Neo-Pentecostalism in Kenya. Journal of Religion in Africa 43: 108-130
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Becoming Indigenous in the Pursuit of Justice: The African Commission on Human And Peoples' Rights and the Endorois. African Affairs 111 (442): 24-45
  • Lynch, G. (2011) The Wars of Who Belongs Where: The Unstable Politics of Autochthony on Kenya’s Mt Elgon. Ethnopolitics 10 (3-4): 391-410
  • Lynch, G. & G. Crawford (2011) Democratization in Africa 1990-2010: An assessment. Democratization 18 (2): 275-310
  • Lynch, G. (2011) Kenya’s New Indigenes: Negotiating Local Identities in a Global Context. Nations and Nationalism 17 (1): 148-167
  • Lynch, G. (2008) Courting the Kalenjin: The Failure of Dynasticism and the Strength of the ODM Wave in Kenya’s Rift Valley Province. African Affairs 107 (429): 541-568
  • Lynch, G. (2008) Moi: The Making of an African ‘Big-Man’. Journal of Eastern African Studies 2 (1): 18-43
  • Lynch, G. (2006) The Fruits of Perception: ‘Ethnic Politics’ and the Case of Kenya’s Constitutional Referendum. African Studies 65 (2): 233-270
  • Lynch, G. (2006) Negotiating Ethnicity: Identity Politics in Contemporary Kenya. Review of African Political Economy 33 (107): 49-65

Book Chapters & Contributions:

  • Lynch, G. (2016) Majimboism and Kenya's moral economy of ethnic territoriality. In B. Berman, A. Laliberte & S. Larin (eds) Moral economies and ethnic and nationalist claims. UBC Press
  • Lynch, G. (2015) Kenya. In S. Elischer, R. Hofmeier, A. Mehler & H. Melber (ed.) Africa Yearbook. Leiden: Brill.
  • Lynch, G. (2015) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. In D. S. Lewis & Wendy Slater (eds) The 2014 Annual Register: World Events. Ann Arbor: ProQuest
  • Lynch, G. (2015) Ethnic Politics. In by J. Stone, R. M. Dennis, P. Rizova, & A. D. Smith (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity and Nationalism. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Lynch, G. (2014) Bringing the Audience Back In: Kenya’s Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and the efficacy of public hearings. In S. Rai & J. Reinelt (eds) The Grammar of Politics and Performance. Abingdon: Routledge, 162-182
  • Lynch, G. (2014) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. In D. S. Lewis & Wendy Slater (eds) The 2014 Annual Register: World Events. Ann Arbor: ProQuest
  • Lynch, G., N. Cheeseman & J. Willis (2014) Kenya's 2013 election: Lessons for democracy promotion. In In A. Robertson & R. Jones-Parry (eds) Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2013-2014. Cambridge: Nexus/Commonwealth Secretariat, 22-25 <http://www.commonwealthgovernance.org/assets/uploads/2013/11/3-Kenya-2013-election.pdf>
  • Lynch, G. & D. Anderson (2013) Democratization and ethnic violence in Kenya: Electoral cycles and shifting identities. In J. Bertrand & O. Haklai (eds) Democratization and Ethnic Communities: Conflict or Compromise? Abingdon: Routledge
  • Lynch, G. (2013) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. In D. S. Lewis & Wendy Slater (eds) The 2013 Annual Register: World Events. Ann Arbor: ProQuest, 210-213
  • Lynch, G. (2012) The politics of ethnicity. In N. Cheeseman, D. Anderson & A. Scheibler (eds) Routledge Handbook of African Politics. Abingdon: Routledge, 95-107
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Truth commissions as a tool of transitional justice: Lessons from Kenya. In A. Robertson & R. Jones-Parry (eds) Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2012-2013. Cambridge: Nexus/Commonwealth Secretariat, 130-133
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Democratization in Africa: 1990-2010: An assessment. In Gordon Crawford & Gabrielle Lynch (eds) Democratization in Africa: Challenges and Prospects. Abingdon: Routledge, 1-36
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Samoei, Koitalel arap. In E. K. Akyeampong & H. L. Gates, Jnr (eds) Dictionary of African Biography, Volume 5. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 261-262
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda. In D. S. Lewis & Wendy Slater (eds) The 2012 Annual Register: World Events. Ann Arbor: ProQuest, 231-235
  • Lynch, G. (2011) Democratisation and ‘Criminal’ Violence in Kenya. In Hendrik Kraetzschmar and John Schwarzmantel (eds) Democracy and Violence. London: Routledge, 161-184
  • Lynch, G. (2010) Histories of Association and Difference: The Construction and Negotiation of Ethnicity. In Daniel Branch, Nicholas Cheeseman & Leigh Gardner (eds) Our Time to Eat: Kenyan Politics since 1950. Berlin: Lit Verlag, 177-198

Briefing Papers, Editorials & Reports:

  • Willis, J., N. Cheeseman & G. Lynch (2017) Kenya 2017: The interim elections? Observatoire: Afrique de L'Est. <file:///Users/gabriellelynch/Downloads/OAE%20WILLIS%20CHEESEMAN%20LYNCH%20Actu%202%20%20KENYA%202017%20INTERIM%20ELECTION%20July%202017.pdf>
  • Lynch, G. (2014) Non-judicial battles: Kenyan politics and the International Criminal Court. Africa Policy Brief No. 8 <http://www.egmontinstitute.be/papers/13/afr/APB8.pdf>
  • Lynch, G. & M. Zgonec-Rozej (2013) The ICC intervention in Kenya. Chatham House Programme Paper AFP/ILP 2013/01, <http://www.chathamhouse.org/sites/default/files/public/Research/Africa/0213pp_icc_kenya.pdf>
  • Lynch, G. (2012) Editorial: The economic is political and the political is economic: Protest, change, and continuity in contemporary Africa. Review of African Political Economy 39 (134): 547-550
  • Lynch, G. (2009) Briefing Paper: Durable Solution, Help or Hindrance? The Failings and Unintended Implications of Relief and Recovery Efforts for Kenya's Post-election IDPs. Review of African Political Economy 122: 607-613

Book Reviews:

  • (2014) Adrienne LeBas: From protest to parties: Party-building and democratization in Africa. African Affairs 113 (453): 617-618
  • (2013) Dorothy Hodgson: Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous. POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropological Review 36 (2): 367-368
  • (2012) Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner (eds): Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat, 2nd edition, 2010. Democratization 19 (2): 380-384

Contributions to Blogs and Online Debates

  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch and J. Willis (2017) Voting for the devil you know: Kenya's 2017 election, Review of African Political Economy blog, http://roape.net/2017/08/14/voting-devil-know-kenyas-2017-election/
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch and J. Willis (2016) Making history in Ghana: How the opposition won the election, Review of African Political Economy blog, http://roape.net/2016/12/23/making-history-ghana-opposition-won-election/
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch and J. Willis (2016) Ghana shows a troubling willingness to accept political corruption, our recent survey shows, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/12/21/yes-ghana-had-a-peaceful-transfer-of-power-but-its-citizens-accept-some-troubling-practices-as-part-of-democracy/?utm_term=.0e5f61007828
  • (2016) Uganda 2016: The struggle to win Acholi minds, Review of African Political Economy blog, http://roape.net/2016/03/03/uganda-2016-the-struggle-to-win-acholi-minds/
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch and J. Willis (2015) Can anyone defeat President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda, 3 November, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2015/11/03/can-anyone-defeat-president-yoweri-museveni-in-uganda/
  • (2014) #MyDressMyChoice: Nairobi’s ‘miniskirt protest’ and impunity and misogyny in contemporary Kenya, 24 November, http://politicsreconsidered.net/2014/11/24/mydressmychoice-nairobis-miniskirt-protest-and-impunity-and-misogyny-in-contemporary-kenya/
  • (2014) The politics of the theatrics around the International Criminal Court's intervention in Kenya, 15 October, http://politicsreconsidered.net/2014/10/15/the-politics-of-the-theatrics-around-the-international-criminal-courts-intervention-in-kenya/
  • (2013) Kenyatta confirmed as Kenyan president but ethnic politics remain, http://blog.oup.com/2013/04/kenya-ethnic-politics-2013-election/
  • (2012) Kenya’s election 2013: An eye on the rift Valley. Democracy in Africa, http://www.democracyinafrica.co.uk/
  • (2009) Kenya Post-2008: The calm before a storm? African Arguments, http://africanarguments.org/author/gabrielle-lynch

Newspaper/Magazine Articles:

  • Cheeseman, N., G.Lynch & J. Willis, 15 August 2017, Were the Kenyan elections conducted successfully? What worked and what didn't. Foreign Affairs, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/africa/2017-08-15/were-kenyan-elections-conducted-successfully
  • Cheeseman, N., G.Lynch & J. Willis, 11 August 2017, Why the Kenyan opposition refuses to go quietly, Huffington Post, https://preview.www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kenya-election_us_598b7d29e4b0449ed507adba/preview?preview=5c8d1792-4138-4832-ba43-36512e305573
  • Willis, J., N. Cheeseman & G. Lynch, 5 August 2017, Kenya is voting in six elections and, with violence in the air, they all matter, Newsweek, http://www.newsweek.com/kenya-elections-us-kenya-relations-uhuru-kenyatta-raila-odinga-645930
  • Willis, J., G. Lynch & N. Cheeseman, 3 August 2017, Kenya's elections are much more than just a ruthless game of thones, The Conversation, https://theconversation.com/kenyas-elections-are-much-more-than-just-a-ruthless-game-of-thrones-81957
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis, 10 December 2016, How democracy looks different in Ghana, Newsweek, http://europe.newsweek.com/how-democracy-looks-different-ghana-530588?rm=eu
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis, 29 April 2016, How election monitors are failing, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/29/how-election-monitors-are-failing-uganda/
  • Lynch, G., 11 April 2016, ICC and the paradox of state cooperation, Africa Review, http://www.africareview.com/Special-Reports/ICC-and-the-paradox-of-state-cooperation/-/979182/3154658/-/d97l1l/-/index.html
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (16 February 2016) The man who overstayed, Foreign Policy, http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/02/16/the-man-who-overstayed-uganda-museveni/
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (23 January 2016) Uganda 2016: Amama Mbabazi and the prospect for electoral change, Newsweek, http://europe.newsweek.com/uganda-2016-amama-mbabazi-and-prospect-electoral-change-417770?rm=eu
  • Cheeseman, N., G. Lynch & J. Willis (1 May 2016) Uganda 2016: Six key issues for the next government, Newsweek, http://europe.newsweek.com/uganda-2016-six-key-issues-next-government-408279

Newspaper Columns:

Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya):

  • 7 October 2017, Why many insist on staying in office at the peril of public interest, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Why-many-insist-on-staying-in-office-/440808-4128616-b13hlj/index.html
  • 23 September 2017, Uncertainties cast dark cloud over upcoming repeat presidential poll, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/opinion/Uncertainties-cast-dark-cloud-over-repeat-presidential-poll-/440808-4108112-ngf4r9z/index.html
  • 2 September 2017, Key lessons for election team as Kenyans return to ballot, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Key-lessons-for-election-team-as-Kenyans-return-to-ballot-/440808-4079934-roelpv/index.html
  • 19 August 2017, Where case could case could stand or fall and a plea to protect the poor, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Raila-Odinga-AND-ELECTIONS-PETITION/440808-4062594-yss5e2/index.html
  • 5 August 2017, Inter-ethnic mistrust ahead of poll worrying, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Inter-ethnic-mistrust-ahead-of-poll-worrying/440808-4045314-15m5omh/index.html
  • 22 July 2017, Not all youth on campaign trail used and paid by politicians, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/lynch-youth-campaign-trail-used-paid-politicians/440808-4027014-5s1ahrz/index.html
  • 8 July 2017, Presidential election could be won in first round, https://www.google.com/amp/www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/lynch-presidential-election-could-be-won-in-first-round/440808-4005730-view-asAMP-138mpsoz/index.html
  • 24 June 2017, Lessons for NASA from Ghana on 'adopting' polling stations, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/lynnch-lessons-nasa-learn-ghana-npp-on-adopting-polling-stations/440808-3985158-9pjo8mz/index.html
  • 10 June 2017, Social media: New ground for campaigns breeding support and propaganda, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/gabrielle-lynch-social-media-breeding-support-propaganda/440808-3964134-lnv98vz/index.html
  • 27 May 2017, Challenges facing women in politics, what needs to be done, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/challenges-facing-women-politics-what-needs-done/440808-3943858-rwhgtq/
  • 13 May 2017, Lessons galore from Malawi on how to combat illegal logging, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Malawi-on-how-to-combat-illegal-logging/440808-3924758-biv2hgz/
  • 29 April 2017, Why chaotic party primaries speak of deeper political rot, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/chaotic-party-primaries-speak-of-deeper-political-rot/440808-3907404-inr6lh/
  • 15 April 2017, Be warned, it is the season of fake news, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-season-of-fake-news/440808-3890034-3iko8n/
  • 1 April 2017, All is not well in Magufuli's presidency, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/all-is-not-well-in-magufuli-presidency/440808-3872944-qefh89z/
  • 18 March 2017, Scepticism, not apathy, was reason for low turnout, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/scepticism-not-apathy-is-the-problem/440808-3854164-qmwci7z/
  • 4 March 2017, Despite belief, voting in Kenyan elections is not merely defined by ethnicity, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/voting-in-kenyan-elections-is-not-merely-defined-by-ethnicity/440808-3836358-format-xhtml-112bmj6z/index.html
  • 18 February 2017, Turkana has to deal with challenges that have come with devolution and oil, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/gabrielle-lynch-turkana-deal-challenges-devolution-oil/440808-3817478-109rf8xz/
  • 4 February 2017, Time to address invasions of ranches in Laikipia, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/address-laikipia-ranch-invasions/440808-3799016-ncv0rkz/
  • 21 January 2017, Peace must go hand in hand with justice, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/peace-must-go-hand-in-hand-with-justice/440808-3781304-pxncocz/
  • 31 December 2016, Opposition merger will introduce new dynamic in 2017, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Opposition-merger-will-introduce-new-dynamic-in-2017/440808-3502634-12lfmjyz/
  • 17 December 2016, Alternation of power helps to uphold Ghana two-party system, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Alternation-of-power-helps-to-uphold-Ghana-two-party-system/440808-3489292-md5aa9/
  • 3 December 2016, A tale of two parties: Ghana campaigns heats up ahead of poll, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Ghana-campaigns-heats-up-ahead-of-poll/440808-3472998-sb1xwbz/
  • 12 November 2016, Uhuru's re-election chances undented despite graft spiral, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Uhurus-reelection-chances-undented-despite-graft-spiral/440808-3449330-format-xhtml-dkc7uoz/index.html
  • 29 October 2016, Changing memorials should make Kenyans reflect on their history, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Changing-memorials-should-make-Kenyans-reflect-on-their-history/440808-3433768-stxix6/
  • 15 October 2016, Work hard to ensure Nairobi regains 'green city in the sun' status, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/ensure-Nairobi-regains-green-city-in-the-sun-status/440808-3417308-hoh2m6z/index.html
  • 1 October 2016, It's vital to look more closely at county-level politics as polls loom, http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-county-level-politics-as-polls-loom/440808-3400878-14esqocz/index.html
  • 17 September 2016, Stop endless deaths on our roads and airspace, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/stop-endless-deaths-on-our-roads-and-airspace/440808-3384282-o7gg23z/
  • 27 August 2016, Why presidential elections tend to be two horse races, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/why-presidential-elections-tend-to-be-two-horse-races/440808-3359278-13aikdh/index.html
  • 13 August 2016, El Adde: We need more information to show sacrifice, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/We-need-more-information-to-show-sacrifice/440808-3342852-ph0cvbz/
  • 30 July 2016, Why students are setting schools on fire? Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/why-are-students-setting-schools-on-fire/440808-3322258-psas01z/index.html
  • 16 July 2016, Why everyone should be worried about police impunity in Kenya, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/why-everyone-should-be-worried-about-police-impunity-in-kenya/-/440808/3296670/-/ieo1a6/-/index.html
  • 25 June 2016, Anal exam to test homosexuality is wrong, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/anal-exam-to-test-homosexuality-is-wrong/-/440808/3266180/-/l2nsv2z/-/index.html
  • 11 June 2016, Why dispute on election team must be resolved soon, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Why-dispute-on-polls-team-must-be-resolved-soon/-/1949942/3244258/-/kdyyu3z/-/index.html
  • 28 May 2016, Beating protestors by police in IEBC saga a recipe for more violence, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Beating--protesters-by-police-in-IEBC-saga/-/440808/3222228/-/mt9orkz/-/index.html
  • 14 May 2016, Our politicians are tearing the country right down the middle, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Our-politicians-are-tearing-the-country-right-down-the-middle/-/440808/3202014/-/13psnwq/-/index.html
  • 30 April 2016, Watch out lest the proceeds of graft are used to fund costly election campaigns, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/The-proceeds-of-graft-are-used-to-fund-costly-election-campaigns/-/440808/3182616/-/3obnkx/-/index.html
  • 16 April 2016, Violence victims still searching for justice, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Violence-victims-still-searching-for-justice/-/440808/3161166/-/vp5a2fz/-/index.html
  • 2 April 2016, Tourism crisis major threat to economy and national security, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-Tourism-crisis-majo/-/440808/3142938/-/4p4ldk/-/index.html
  • 19 March 2016, Cost of insecurity in northern Kenya: Why country, regional economies face serious threats, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Cost-of-insecurity-in-northern-Kenya/-/440808/3123238/-/11dtkrxz/-/index.html
  • 5 March 2016, Party agents are key to credible elections, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-Party-agents-are-key-to-credible-elections/-/440808/3103510/-/ttgt2g/-/index.html
  • 20 February 2016, Uganda 2016: Why the playing ground was far from even, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Uganda-2016--Why-the-playing-ground-was-far-from-even/-/440808/3084908/-/shvkb1z/-/index.html
  • 6 February 2016, Police screening has failed to generate excitement, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-Police-screening-has-failed-to-generate-excitement/-/440808/3064410/-/13cmevmz/-/index.html
  • 23 January 2016, Why prospects for change in Uganda through February polls are minimal, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Prospects-for-change-in-Uganda-through-February-polls-minimal/-/1949942/3044762/-/format/xhtml/-/3vacik/-/index.html
  • 9 January 2016, How to raise public confidence in the IEBC ahead of 2017 General Election, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/How-to-raise-public-confidence-in-the-IEBC/-/440808/3026348/-/yxw59/-/index.html
  • 2 January 2016, We can reject bad leaders when politicians come up, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/We-can-reject-bad-leaders-when-politicians-come-up/-/1949942/3018260/-/format/xhtml/-/s7oj4dz/-/index.html
  • 12 December 2015, End killings in northern Kenya and adopt proposals in the TJRC report, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-End-killings-in-northern-Kenya/-/440808/2993206/-/hi8brr/-/index.html
  • 28 November 2015, Confession, penance will help us address past injustices better, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Penance-will-help-us-address-past-injustices-better/-/440808/2975046/-/fjc5l5z/-/index.html
  • 14 November 2015, Evaluating the Kibaki regime: How government laid ground for current crises in Kenya, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-Evaluating-the-Kibaki-regime/-/440808/2955540/-/fiv41rz/-/index.html
  • 31 October 2015, Country will go to the dogs unless we end graft, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 17 October 2015, How technology in elections can be used to increase public confidence, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/The-advantage-of-using-technology-in-elections/-/440808/2917342/-/13fsvns/-/index.html
  • 3 October 2015, Opposition disunity hands Museveni gains, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Opposition-disunity-hands-Museveni-gains/-/440808/2896242/-/f2k0w4z/-/index.html
  • 19 September 2015, Kenya's devolution experience offers key lessons for Ghana, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Kenya-s-devolution-experience-offers-key-lessons-for-Ghana/-/440808/2876656/-/dhwi75z/-/index.html
  • 5 September 2015, Draw lessons from Ghana experience to ensure credible elections, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Ghana-Elections-Credibility/-/440808/2858840/-/format/xhtml/-/c6xhbiz/-/index.html
  • 22 August 2015, Policies have to carry voices of both genders, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Gender-Society-Policy/-/440808/2841850/-/mphnhe/-/index.html
  • 8 August 2015, UN report shows why government officials should not brush aside the recurrent insecurity in northern Kenya, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/recurrent-insecurity-in-northern-Kenya/-/440808/2824032/-/hhmv2d/-/index.html
  • 25 July 2015, Visit highlights leaders' awareness of city woes, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Barack-Obama-Kenya-Visit-Nairobi-Beautification/-/440808/2807366/-/mpafln/-/index.html
  • 11 July 2015, How graft is undermining Kenyan economy, security, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Corruption-Kenya-Transparency-International/-/440808/2783348/-/fn3gd0z/-/index.html
  • 27 June 2015, Reveal the human cost of Kenya's war in Somalia, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Kenya-KDF-Somalia-African-Union/-/1949942/2766538/-/format/xhtml/-/x45eqkz/-/index.html
  • 13 June 2015, Why Nairobi could soon be a truly multicultrual society, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Why-Nairobi-could-soon-be-a-truly-multicultural-society/-/1949942/2749882/-/format/xhtml/-/74472gz/-/index.html
  • 30 May 2015, Why ICC has lost victims' support, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Why-ICC-has-lost-victims-support/-/1949942/2733958/-/format/xhtml/-/4dt3xwz/-/index.html
  • 16 May 2015, It's high time Kenya changed it's response to cattle raids, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Mr-Nkaissery-stop-excuses-and-end-cattle-rustling/-/1949942/2717872/-/format/xhtml/-/10o4o9h/-/index.html
  • 2 May 2015, Why the Kenya-Somalia border war is a bad idea, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Why-the-Kenya-Somalia-border-wall-is-a-bad-idea/-/440808/2703636/-/fpr9ihz/-/index.html
  • 18 April 2015, The questions begging answers in the wake of the Garissa terrorist attack, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • 4 April 2015, Uhuru speech great but action must follow, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Uhuru-speech-great-but-action-must-follow/-/1949942/2675332/-/format/xhtml/item/0/-/95u5b5/-/index.html
  • 28 March 2015, What the ICC should learn from witness mess in Uhuru Hague case, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/What-the-ICC-should-learn-from-witness-mess-in-Uhuru-Hague-case/-/440808/2668108/-/l6pc45/-/index.html
  • 14 March 2015, Reconciliation requires rebuilding of trust and respect, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Reconciliation-requires-rebuilding-of-trust-and-respect/-/440808/2652752/-/mxa5b7/-/index.html
  • 21 February 2015, Address root cause of violent protest to curb their frequency, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Address-root-cause-of-violent-protests-to-curb-their-frequency/-/440808/2630424/-/70508j/-/index.html
  • 7 February 2015, Coastal commonwealth: The challenge is in rallying support across the many divides, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Coastal-commonwealth/-/440808/2615550/-/7od1tj/-/index.html
  • 17 January 2015, Speculations on death of Kenyan elite, a dangerous trend, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Speculations-on-death-of-Kenyan-elite-a-dangerous-trend/-/440808/2592094/-/sbi0w8z/-/index.html
  • 3 January 2015, So, why aren't we putting our house in order way ahead of 2017 elections, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/General-Election-2017-IEBC-Polls/-/440808/2576818/-/makhmjz/-/index.html
  • 20 December 2014, Taking a wider view of our security problems, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Taking-a-wider-view-of-our-security-problems/-/440808/2563224/-/hc7tu5z/-/index.html
  • 6 December 2014, Security failings are bigger than Kimaiyo and Lenku, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Security-failings-are-bigger-than-Kimaiyo-and-Lenku/-/1949942/2546562/-/format/xhtml/-/tmn8uv/-/index.html
  • 22 November 2014, Protest against stripping is push for equal rights, respect for women, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya) http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-Protest-against-stripping/-/440808/2531160/-/yl2tiiz/-/index.html
  • 8 November 2014, Execution of truth commission proposal long overdue, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Execution-of-truth-commission-proposal-long-overdue-/-/440808/2515240/-/2uwfrk/-/index.html
  • 25 October 2014, World Bank breached its guidelines on protection of indigenous communities, Saturday Nation (Nation, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/World-Bank-Cherangany-Hills-Evictions-Sengwer/-/440808/2498590/-/jtoioa/-/index.html
  • 11 October 2014, ICC must go back to drawing board after Kenyan cases, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/ICC-Uhuru-Kenyatta-Case-Status-Conference/-/440808/2482478/-/ny1189/-/index.html
  • 27 September 2014, Devolution has made politics more local and violent than ever before. Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Majority-of-Kenyans-still-support-devolution/-/440808/2466284/-/7qdpy8z/-/index.html
  • 13 September 2014, Kenya has more than 42 tribes, so why is this still the magic number? Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Kenya-has-more-than-42-tribes/-/1949942/2450876/-/format/xhtml/-/hiqppe/-/index.html
  • 30 August 2014, Who benefited from US-Africa summit? Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/US-Africa-Summit-Kenya-Diplomacy/-/440808/2435064/-/tyqrgcz/-/index.html
  • 16 August 2014, Kenyans are litigious, but they are not fools, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Kenyans-are-litigious--but-they-are-not-fools--/-/440808/2420362/-/cgqjk/-/index.html
  • 5 July 2014, To build trust, Kenyans must tolerate divergent opinions, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Kenyans-must-tolerate-divergent-opinions-/-/1949942/2372210/-/format/xhtml/-/hrrak5z/-/index.html
  • 21 June 2014, So many questions, so many fears: The dilemma of Muslims in Kenya, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/-/440808/2355996/-/5cr4fcz/-/index.html
  • 7 June 2014, Tourists have gone, but Watamu's magic is intact, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Tourists-have-gone-but-Watamu-s-magic-is-intact-/-/440808/2339744/-/t42hs5z/-/index.html
  • 24 May 2014, The Mau Mau skeletons at museum deserve decent burial, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/The-Mau-Mau-skeletons-at-the-museum-deserve-decent-burial-/-/1949942/2324752/-/format/xhtml/-/cg3xxiz/-/index.html
  • 10 May 2014, Silence over truth commission's report on injustices is baffling, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Silence-truth-commission-report-injustice-baffling/-/1949942/2309170/-/format/xhtml/-/c19bkd/-/index.html
  • 26 April 2014, Why devolution is drawing more heat than light, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://mobile.nation.co.ke/blogs/Why-devolution-is-drawing-more-heat-than-light-/-/1949942/2293540/-/format/xhtml/-/41yfwl/-/index.html
  • 12 April 2014, Turkana oil is fuelling perceptions of injustice, Saturday Nation (Nairobi, Kenya), http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/Opinion/Turkana-oil-fueling-perceptions-of-injustice-/-/440808/2276036/-/dyo5hdz/-/index.html

The East African

  • 28 January 2017, Unrealistic timelines to blame for Kenya's electoral shortcomings, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Unrealistic-timelines-blame-for-Kenya-electoral-flaws/434750-3798034-alm7kwz/index.html
  • 14 January 2017, Coalition building, voter turnout can sway vote, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Kenya-elections/434750-3784228-fj0vvyz/index.html
  • 31 December 2016, Illegal extraction, sale of flora: The case of logging in Malawi's Lengwe Park, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/The-case-of-logging-in-Malawi-Lengwe-Park-/434750-3505786-yphes6z/index.html
  • 17 December 2016, Lesson from Ghana: For free, fair polls, agents have silver bullet, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/For-free-and-fair-polls-agents-have-silver-bullet--/434750-3494854-item-1-61f1eg/com.coremedia.mauritius.cae.contentbeans.MauArticleImpl$$[id=3494854]&title=Lesson%20from%20Ghana:%20For%20free,%20fair%20polls,%20agents%20have%20silver%20bullet
  • 4 December 2016, Nowhere to run: Peace campaigns take centrestage in Ghana elections, https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Peace-campaigns-take-centrestage-in-Ghana-elections/434750-3476792-115kmliz/index.html
  • With Claire Elder, 12 November 2016, Democrats need to rethink their strategy after Trump’s surprise victory
  • With Claire Beston, 29 October 2016, Ethiopia's state of emergency doesn't address hidden issues, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Ethiopia-state-of-emergency-does-not-address-hidden-issues/434750-3434572-cxrssb/index.html
  • 15 October 2016, Individual and symbolic reparations for past sins, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Individual-and-symbolic-reparations-for-past-sins-/434750-3418236-gocwap/index.html
  • 1 October 2016, Time to focus on one of the region's biggest killers - road accidents, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Time-to-focus-on-one-of-E-Africa-biggest-killers-road-accidents/434750-3401366-9qkk8i/index.html
  • With Nicole Beardsworth, 17 September 2016, More focus is needed to increase public confidence in poll processes, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/More-focus-needed-increase-public-confidence-in-poll-processes/434750-3385372-item-0-ej6qca/index.html
  • With Nicole Beardsworth, 27 August 2016, The troubling scepticism around Africa's elections, p. 30
  • 13 August 2016, For refugee athletes, Rio Olympics offer a bigger hope than victory, money and glory, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/For-refugee-athletes-Rio-Olympics-offer-a-bigger-hope/434750-3343900-k0r20bz/index.html
  • 23 July 2016, Why Uganda's political parties aren't sitting pretty
  • 9 July 2016, After the referendum: Thoughts from the UK
  • 18 June 2016, Why the ICC must revisit its victim-friendly policies, approach, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Why-ICC-must-revisit-its-victim-friendly-policies-approach--/-/434750/3256182/-/vqh6vwz/-/index.html
  • 28 May 2016, Are traditional leaders men of the people, or men of the government? http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Are-traditional-leaders-men-of-the-people-or-government/-/434750/3223418/-/j83o3tz/-/index.html
  • Beardsworth, N. and G. Lynch, 14 May 2016, After failed petition, FDC left with few options, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/After-failed-petition-FDC-left-with-few-options-/-/434750/3203752/-/dadv3o/-/index.html
  • 23 April 2016, There is a need to prepare for electoral cycles, not just for imminent elections, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Prepare-for-electoral-cycles-not-just-for-imminent-elections-/-/434750/3173162/-/l6bna5/-/index.html
  • 9 April 2016, The ICC and the paradox of state cooperation in conducting investigations, determining ruling, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/ICC-and-the-paradox-of-state-co-operation-/-/434750/3152778/-/item/0/-/oixmmjz/-/index.html
  • 26 March 2016, Uganda now grapples with a crisis of legitimacy, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Uganda-now-grapples-with-a-crisis-of-legitimacy-/-/434750/3134982/-/ypa7tf/-/index.html
  • 12 March 2016, Africa now embraces 'guided democracy' for peace, stability http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Africa-now-embraces-guided-democracies-for-peace-stability-/-/434750/3114536/-/10ik3s1/-/index.html
  • With Nic Cheeseman and Justin Willis, 27 February 2016, Museveni ensured another victory because he doesn't trust anyone else, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Why-winning-really-matters-to-Museveni/-/434750/3094248/-/rhsh7y/-/index.html
  • 13 February 2016, Parallel campaign structures hurt NRM, FDC, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Parallel-campaign-structures-hurt-NRM--FDC/-/434750/3075102/-/p95nqv/-/index.html
  • 30 January 2016, Uganda 2016: Crime prevernters or creators? http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Uganda-2016--Crime-preventers-or-creators-/-/434750/3055280/-/13ly418z/-/index.html
  • With Nic Cheeseman and Justin Willis, 16 January 2016, Museveni's NRM party still has huge support in rural Uganda, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Museveni-NRM-party-still-has-huge-support-in-rural-Uganda-/-/434750/3036604/-/item/0/-/dw8a23/-/index.html
  • 2 January 2016, Uganda elections: Whoever wins in February will face a huge bill, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Uganda-elections-Whoever-wins-will-face-a-huge-bill-/-/434750/3019518/-/91jdnt/-/index.html
  • 19 December 2015, Order, stability may give Museveni the edge in Uganda elections, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Order-stability-may-give-Museveni-the-edge-in-Uganda-elections-/-/434750/3003004/-/8r26asz/-/index.html
  • With Justin Willis, 5 December 2015
  • With Justin Willis. 21 November 2015, International election observation: Some lessons from Obote-era Uganda, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Election-observation-Some-lessons-from-Obote-era-Uganda-/-/434750/2965922/-/4ef40o/-/index.html
  • 7 November 2015, Acholi the new swing factor in the 2016 Uganda election, http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/OpEd/comment/Acholi-the-new-swing-factor-in-the-2016-Uganda-election-/-/434750/2946620/-/b29b4h/-/index.html