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Mungiki Workshop, 9 July 2012

July 3, 2012

Even after disbanding itself in 2010, the proscribed Mungiki group seemingly remains an important factor in Kenyan society and politics. With regular appearances in the media, with the ICC trials going ahead and the Kenyan elections close on the horizon, this half-day workshop interrogates the role which the Mungiki plays in contemporary Kenya. Building on earlier and on-going research, the workshop assembles prominent Kenyan and international researchers who work on various aspects of the Mungiki.

The workshop is jointly convened by:

  • The British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi
    * Mutuma Rutere (The Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies, Nairobi)
    * André Sonnichsen (The Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen)


8:30 – 9:00 Welcome and registration in the BIEA foyer
9:00 – 10:30 Session 1: Culture, religion and memory

-Grace Wamue-Ngare, Department of Gender and Development Studies, Kenyatta University
-Margaret Gecaga, Department of Philosophy, Kenyatta University
-Susan Mwangi, Department of History, Kenyatta University

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 12:15 Session 2: Legal pluralism and social order

-Ambreena Manji, British Institute in Eastern Africa
-André Sonnichsen, The Centre of African Studies, University of Copenhagen Mutuma Ruteere, Centre for Human Rights and Policy Studies

A light lunch will be served in the BIEA foyer after the event for all guests. – RSVP