The Republic Of Keny A Strategic Advantage Essay
1679 Words May 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Considered the “Cradle of Humanity”, Kenya provides a strategic advantage in East Africa. Located in the midst of a very hostile and volatile region, the Republic of Kenya offers a partnership like no other. By understanding the outcome of interactions between all variables, conditions, circumstances, and influences of this operational environment, we can gain knowledge on how future military operations will develop throughout this region.
The political environment in the Republic of Kenya is very similar to that of the United States. Kenyan government has three major branches: executive branch, legislative branch, and judicial branch. Inside the executive branch, the president is both chief of state and head of government. A majority popular vote elects the President and the Deputy President a position similar to that of the Vice President, on the same ballot for a 5-year term, after which they are eligible for a second term. In addition to receiving an absolute majority popular vote, the presidential candidate must also win at least 25% of the votes cast in each of more than half of the 47 counties to avoid a runoff. The legislative branch consists of the Senate and the National Assembly. A simple majority vote and a proportional representation vote, meaning that all groups of society get equal representation, elect all 396 members of this bicameral parliament system. The elderly, youth, disabled and women must have representatives in…