Opinion

Kenya: IEBC Should Seek Guidance From Supreme Court, By Rafiq Raji

The ruling Jubilee party has petitioned the Supreme Court to declare the principals of NASA in contempt of court for their purported boycott of the upcoming presidential election rerun without following due It has also advised that if the IEBC has problems conducting the election rerun on October 26, it…
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Opinion

The Politics of Election Monitoring, By Owei Lakemfa

The monitoring and observation of elections are political actions in themselves and we should not delude ourselves that the participants are necessarily neutral; therefore, their usefulness to the process of democratisation and overall impact, is marginal. The 2017 Kenyan presidential elections were massively rigged right under the noses of international…
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Opinion

Ethnic Politics and the 2017 Kenyan Elections, By Rafiq Raji

Even as ethnic loyalities run deep, however, voting choices may not necessarily be ethnically homogenous. Considering Deputy President William Ruto is a more influential Kalenjin, Mr Isaac Ruto, who has boasted of bringing at least one million Kalenjin votes to the table, cannot be so confident, for instance. And the…
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