empted economic hardship as a cause for their discontent. However, Kenya's deep economic recessions in the early 1980s and the present have fueled discontent among the people and the armed forces propelling the failed coup in 1982.
A potential trouble spot in Kenya's future of civil-military relations in Kenya is the cost and size of the military compared to other governmental expenditures, especially during the post-Cold War period. Another potential danger involves one-party rule. As Kenya opens its doors to multiparty competition, the development of a coalition government may become a necessity. This move could, in turn, destabilize governmental relations, leading the executive branch of the government to resort to military force and coercion in the absence of a clear political mandate and consensus.