Karuti Kanyinga is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Karuti holds a PhD in Social Sciences from Roskilde University, Denmark. He has wide knowledge and experience in governance and development in Kenya and Africa in general and has many years of teaching and research experience at the Institute for Development Studies (IDS), University of Nairobi. He has published extensively on politics, development and governance. He has been involved in many research projects focusing on governance and development in Africa. Some of his published works include Some of his published works include ‘Tensions and Reversals in Democratic Transitions: the Kenya 2007 General Elections’; ‘Ethnic inequalities and governance of the public sector in Kenya’; and ‘The Legacy of the White Highlands: land rights, ethnicity, and the post-2007 election violence in Kenya’. Karuti is also a consultant on governance and has been monitoring implementation of key reforms under the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation Monitoring Project following the post-2007 election violence in Kenya.