New Media and Democracy in Kenya: Redefining Democracy and Politics

Edwin Tallam, Abraham Mulwo, Paul Chepkuto


This paper discusses the contribution of new media in Kenyan democratization process. The advent of multiparty politics in developing countries especially Kenya, marked the beginning of a journey that has witnessed a lot of obstacles towards democracy. Thanks to the New media which has brought with it enormous possibilities to the citizens and the government. The new media has collapsed the initial barriers of a one way communication and provided equal opportunities to both the rich and the poor. New media has become a new public sphere, and in this paper, different scholarly articles will be analyzed and their arguments corroborated in support of this view.

Keywords: Public sphere, Newmedia ,democracy,

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