BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Taking Stock of Devolution in Kenya’

BOOK LAUNCH: ‘Taking Stock of Devolution in Kenya’

On April 22, 2020, the HORN Institute will launch its first book in 2021 titled Taking Stock of Devolution in Kenya: From the 2010 Constitution, Through Two Election Cycles, to the BBI Process by Dr. Mumo Nzau (Editor). This book volume takes stock of devolution in Kenya with specific reference to theoretical, legal, constitutional and policy, leadership, governance, and development debates as well as experiences in the 47 counties. Its scope falls within the 2010 Constitution, through two election cycles in 2013 and again in 2017, up to the transformative change proposals presented by the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and the ramifications that all these issues, events and processes portend for the future of devolved governance in Kenya.

Dr. Mumo Nzau is a Fulbright Scholar who holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from the same university. He is the author of Transitional Justice and After: Kenya’s Experience with IDP Resettlement and Peacebuilding Since the 2007-2008 Post-Election Violence; and Co-editor (with Dr. Mustafa Y. Ali and Dr. Hassan Khannenje) of two book volumes, The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: An Analysis (2018), and The Changing Dynamics of Terrorism and Violent Extremism: Policy and Practice (2018). Dr. Nzau is a consultant researcher, policy advisor, and strategist on national security, defence and foreign relations; and conflict analysis and governance; a Governance and Statecraft Expert at the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies among other regional and international Think Tanks.

The Launch can be live streamed on YouTube using this link:


Apr 22 2021


3:30 pm - 6:00 pm