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7 Debates on Kadhi’s Courts and Christian-Muslim Relations in Isiolo Town: Thematic Issues and Emergent Trends

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The chapter explores the role of ethno-religious ascriptions and elite mobilization in the increasing misunderstandings about Kadhi's courts. It also illustrates that, despite efforts by concerned civic educators to teach the residents, the resultant decisions were informed by insufficient knowledge about courts' functions. The chapter first outlines conceptual and practical frameworks of Kadhi's courts and Christian-Muslim relations. The chapter then analyses the seven main thematic issues arising out of debates, as perceived by Muslims and Christians of Isiolo Town in Kenya. This involves exploring the complex issues that came to be part of the debate, despite being explicitly unrelated to the operations of the Kadhi's courts, and how the debate shaped the resultant skewed understanding of the constitutional debates during the Referendum campaigns in Kenya during 2005. Finally, the chapter examines emergent trends that arose as a result of the debates on Kadhi's courts and Christian-Muslim relations.

Keywords: Christian-Muslim relations; ethno-religious group; Isiolo Town; Kadhi's courts; Kenya; Referendum campaigns



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