Parliament passed a controversial bill to amend election laws, which were proposed in response to the Supreme Court annulment of the presidential results. President Uhuru Kenyatta has since defended the decision to amend election laws over the annulment of the August 8 presidential poll by the Supreme Court. The laws scrap the minimum requirements needed […]

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Kenya’s election, which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta re-elected with 54% of the vote, the women representation in parliament has also increased by six from 16 in 2013 to 23 in the 2017 elections. Kenyan women are scaling the heights of leadership in the country and on the international circuit. We have more women in the […]

After a meeting with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) led by its Chairman Wafula Chebukati, the National Super Alliance (NASA) demanded access to the electoral commission’s servers as a condition to accepting the outcome of the 2017 presidential election. NASA had claimed that the IEBC servers had been hacked in attempt to tamper […]

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On 8th August 2017, 76.24 % of the registered 19 million voters showed up at the various polling stations to choose candidates of their choice. The closing and counting process has already began with 39091 out of 40883 polling stations having already submitted their results electronically hours later. However as the tallying is ongoing, there […]

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Over the last 17 hours, Kenyans across the country have had the opportunity to cast their votes. By this morning, counting had concluded in many polling stations across the country. ELOG (Elections Observation Group)through its elaborate network of over 8000 stationary observers has kept close vigil over the entire voting, closing and counting processes in […]

After months of anticipation, voter registration, competitive campaigning and other key preparations. The 2017 General Election has attracted the best voter turnout in all times including first time voters. Most Polling stations were open as early as 6 am and operational, apart from a few that were facing challenges such as landscape and logistics issues […]

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The Election Campaign Financing Act 2013 was the law meant to regulate political campaign spending and fundraising during an Election period. It was proposed by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission in a bid to cap spending regime in the country by political aspirants which was headed for an extreme overhaul. Those who were to violate […]

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At the last possible moment, days before the 8th August general election, most political aspirants have been using statistics, true or false to sell their manifestos to the registered voters. Some of the issues addressed facing the country currently are Economic Inflation rate, Unemployment, Insecurity amongst others. During the National Media Debate held recently, the […]

Media is the collective communication outlets or tools that are used to store and deliver information or data. In Kenya, television, internet and radio stations have been equally important in ensuring that the citizens are well updated and educated on general issues of concern and have consistently provided the public with rich and insightful stories […]

Civil society organizations engage in advocating the public’s rights and wishes of the people, including but not limited to health, environment, political and economic rights. They fulfill important duties of checks and balances in democracies, they are able to influence the government and hold it accountable. Therefore, free and active civil societies are an indicator […]