29 Nov 2017

Cost of Democracy


Kenyans are waking up to the price they have to pay for democracy. In total, about 70 billion ksh was spent by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for the 2017 General Elections making Kenya the second most expensive election in the world in the face of falling revenues, public sector wage pressures and emergency […]

October’s repeat poll, which was boycotted by Odinga and won by Kenyatta with 98 percent of the votes, was ordered by the Supreme Court after it annulled the previous results of an August election over irregularities. All six judges sitting on this case said that the petitions filed to the court to cancel the results […]

The final results of the Presidential Re- Run Elections in Kenya have been officially announced by the IEBC Chair, Wafula Chebukati.On this day, 30th October 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner at the National Tallying Centre hosted at the BOMAS of Kenya. The Jubilee Candidate, President Uhuru Kenyatta, garnered a total of 7,483,895 […]

With nearly all followers of opposition leader Raila Odinga heeding the veteran’s call for an Election boycott, bad weather and insecurity, generally resulted to low voter turnout in the Presidential re run. Also important to note, it is very common for re run elections not to match up to the previous, voter turnout. Most polling […]

The Uchaguzi team has received hundreds of reports that have come into the Uchaguzi platform through SMS, Twitter or the web platform, and from other social media streams. Early analysis points to the election situation being calm and methodical. There has been huge voter turnout in Naivasha, Runyenjes (Embu), Siakago, Khwisero, Kajiado East, Nyeri, and […]

Uchaguzi, an Elections initiative developed in 2008 in partnership between three organizations: InfoNet, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO), and Ushahidi to ensure that citizens participated in the electoral process and had access to electoral services. Uchaguzi platform was first pre-tested during the Constitutional Referendum in Kenya in 2010 to monitor the tools and methods […]

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 […]

The National Super Alliance filed their petition at the Supreme Court, after the Presidential results were announced by IEBC seeking to reverse President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the August 8th election. The seven-judge Bench under the leadership of Chief Justice David Maraga after hearing the parties, the Supreme Court found that the Independent Elections and […]


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 […]