About Lawrence Gitonga Mwongera

Lawrence Gitonga Mwongera is a contributing analyst at Open Briefing and a former senior intelligence officer in the Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service.

Articles by Lawrence Gitonga Mwongera

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Making sense of political-related violence in Kenya

Recent violence in Kenya is cause for great concern as we approach elections in March 2013. A history of political instigators of violence going unchecked has emboldened politicians looking for victory in a state Balkanized along tribal lines.

Taking stock in Somalia

After twenty years of failed statehood, Somalia shows the first signs of a new political conjuncture that could bring about peace. Yet Islamist militant group al-Shabaab will continue to play a role in shaping the country's future.

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