The Myth of Civil Society in Kenya’s Democracy
Kenya’s civil society is a frightening paradox. As observed by Professor Peter Kagwanja, the said Civil Society has patched together a powerful ‘informal empire’ based on an unholy alliance with known corruption rings, adroitly infiltrating and capturing strategic cogs in state institutions such as Judiciary and forging gainful linkages with Western donors. Thus, Professor Kagwanja in his detailed discourse, reveals that Kenya’s civil society is no longer a force for progress. It is an unholy trinity of intellectuals of nihilistic hue, human rights extremists and corrupt business networks, hell-bent on capturing both civil society and political opposition as a grand strategy to capture state power during Kenya’s 2017 General elections.