Council tenants in Kenya have struggled for ten years to influence public housing institutions and make them more accountable. In those ten years they experienced gains and losses, demonstrating that democracy is not a straightforward progression. This case study looks at how far struggles for basic rights by weak social groups are able to have an impact on public institutions and make them more responsive and accountable. It also examines what strategies the council tenant groups employed in order to effect change.
Citizenship DRC Case Study Series. Citizen Actions for Accountability, 2 pp.
Outrage and Social Organising in Kenya’s Tenements