World Questions Event in Nairobi 7 November 2017
Kenya has the largest economy in Central and Eastern Africa. It’s a world-leader in the production of black tea and the export of flowers, its extraordinary wildlife draws in visitors from across the globe, and its long distance runners are way ahead in international competition. Kenya is a proud democracy with a liberal economy, but the country is in deep crisis.
Amidst accusations of electoral fraud and counter accusations of a ‘judicial coup’, the Presidential Election of August 8th was declared void by Kenya’s Supreme Court. A re-run was ordered – anger and confusion has followed.
Who can govern Kenya? How should a government tackle endemic issues like corruption, youth unemployment and security? What can be done to end the disturbances on the street and bring Kenyans together in acceptance of a legitimate government?
The BBC’s Jonathan Dimbleby is joined by a panel of leading politicians and thinkers; Kipchumba Murkomen - Senate Majority Leader, Gladys Wanga - Member of Parliament; Women’s Representative for Homa Bay County, Nerima Wako - Youth advocate and Executive Director of Siasa Place and Joy Mdivo - Executive Director of East Africa Centre for Law and Justice, in a debate lead entirely by questions from a public audience at the University of Nairobi. Join them, and have your say in a debate that will be heard around the world.
BBC World Questions is an English language event, created in partnership with the British Council and will be recorded for radio broadcast worldwide.
The programme will be recorded at the Manu Chandaria Auditorium on 7 November 2017.
The event starts at 18.00 and will consist of a drinks reception, an artistic performance and the debate. The guests are kindly requested to arrive on time. For organisational reasons we cannot guarantee entry after 18.45.
As a cultural relations and educational organisation and partner of the BBC World Service, the British Council helps to enable a platform where the general public can join a democratic debate on a global forum.
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Admission is free, but online registration is required. Whilst we hope to accommodate everyone, please arrive in good time to be sure of a seat.