Is the Citizen’s right to access information infringed? Kenyan authorities shut down TV stations in order to prevent live coverage of a swearing-in event by Raila, who disputed last year’s presidential election results. The Government said that it was investigating the Media houses that had defied a directive not to cover the live coverage of […]

29 Nov 2017

Cost of Democracy

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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 […]