Definitions

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  • noun Kenya The political devolution of power to the regions of a country.

Etymologies

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majimbo +‎ -ism, ultimately from Swahili.

Examples

  • Today "majimboism" is code for certain areas of the country to be reserved for specific ethnic groups, fueling the kind of ethnic cleansing that has swept the country since the election.

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  • To him, the problem with Majimbo and majimboism is that it is a bit too much like the way it sounds — a bit fuzzy, a bit archaic, a bit improvised, and a bit too respectful of rather dubious "traditional" leaderships.

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  • The December 2007 was in part a referendum on majimboism.

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