Shillings, prayers and votes: democracy in a very religious country

Kenya's top clerics are key pieces on the political chessboard as the country heads for the polls. Both presidential front-runners, are desperate to win the large Pentecostal vote. We delve behind-the-scenes of political preaching and fundraising to explore the role of religion in the campaign. [...] (1552 words)
Issue dated 20/06/2022 Reading time 7 minutes
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Apostolic Bishop Margaret Wanjiru in September 2010.
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Apostolic Bishop Margaret Wanjiru in September 2010. © STR/EPA/MaxPPP
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