Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa Nairobi, Kenya Please submit all media inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 Crisis Group Role Murithi Mutiga is Project Director for the Horn of Africa. He is based in Nairobi. Background He previously covered East Africa for the Guardian (UK) and before that served as a Contributing Op-Ed Writer to the International New York Times. Murithi was also an editor and columnist with the Sunday Nation. He holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. In The News 18 Feb 2020 The Chinese, at least for the last two decades, have been much more strategic in their engagement with [Africa] and you get the sense that America is essentially playing catch up. Voice of America Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa 5 Jun 2019 What is striking is that the protest movement’s support [in Sudan] is unprecedented, both very broad and very deep. Financial Times Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa 15 Apr 2019 What is clear is that there has not been a clear break from the old [Sudanese] regime. And what we know is that what the military says and what the military does can be quite different. NPR Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa 7 Apr 2019 The scale of protests on Saturday [in Sudan] illustrate that Bashir's gamble that he can save his regime through repression is proving to be a losing bet. AFP Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa 4 Jan 2019 [Sudan's President] Bashir has faced down protests before, but what’s clear is that the economy has reached a tipping point and the masses have been pushed to the edge. The Financial Times Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa 15 Mar 2018 When [Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga] has a seat at the table, you expect that there will be less inclination to behave irresponsibly and to close down the democratic space. World Politics Review Murithi Mutiga Project Director, Horn of Africa Latest Updates Commentary / Africa 1 August 2017 Essential Guide to Kenya’s High Stakes Election on 8 August Kenya’s 8 August elections are rapidly approaching and concerns continue to mount over the prospect of electoral violence. In this Q&A, Senior Kenya Analyst Murithi Mutiga looks at what is at stake and assesses efforts to prevent another violent fallout from the balloting. Commentary / Africa 25 July 2017 Violence, Land, and the Upcoming Vote in Kenya’s Laikipia Region Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst Murithi Mutiga has just returned from a weeklong tour of the troubled central Kenyan county of Laikipia, where violence between indigenous nomadic pastoralists and ranchers is escalating in the run-up to elections scheduled for 8 August. Commentary / Africa 14 June 2017 August Election Tensions Rise in Storied Kenyan County The stakes are high in contests for local power in Kenya’s August 2017 elections. There is still time for the government and international donors to help avert a replay of past electoral violence, notably by renewing support for local peace committees. Commentary / Africa 3 March 2017 Kenya: Avoiding Another Electoral Crisis Political tensions are rising in Kenya ahead of elections in August for the presidency and other senior posts. Measures taken now can avert the risk of a repeat of electoral violence that killed hundreds of people in 2007-2008.