01.05.02. History | Kenya

01.05.02. History | Kenya

02 Mar 2022

There has been a noticeable change in governance and a reduction in ethnic tensions since the 2007 post-election violence and political instability in Kenya producing a political stability index of -1.08 in 2017 from -1.3 in 2007, compared to a range of -2.4 (weak) and 2.56 (strong) (The Global Economy, 2019). This measure indicates perceptions of the likelihood that the government will be destabilized or overthrown by unconstitutional or violent means, including politically motivated violence and terrorism. The index is an average of several other indexes from the Economist Intelligence Unit, the World Economic Forum, and the Political Risk Services, among others (The Global Economy, 2019). The governance score (measured on a scale of -2.5 to +2.5 with higher values corresponding to better governance) also increased since 2008 (-1.39) to -1.17 in 2013 and -1.16 in 2018 (Kaufmann & Kraay, 2019).


Kaufmann, D. & Kraay, A. (2019). Worldwide governance indicators.

The Global Economy. (2019). The Kenya Economic Indicators. https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/Kenya/