“Do not be afraid. The government will protect you.” KANU Revivalists offer alternative to democratic values in Kenya

Shortly after I arrived in Kenya in mid-2007, Kenya's parliament passed a media regulation bill which faced a storm of international diplomatic criticism as well as domestic protest. President Kibaki at the time backed down and sent the bill back…

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It’s mid-June: another month goes by without Kenya’s election results while Hassan goes to Washington [revised]

IFES, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, hosted the latest round of its “IEBC goes to Washington” events with Chairman Hassan on June 12–this one purporting to discuss “lessons learned” from the March 4 election (link to webcast). A key…

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Kenyan Parliamentary committee summons registrar of parties; issues include failure to publish election results

The Star reports on the latest round of the IEBC controversy: Acting Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndung'u has been summoned by the National Assembly Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs. The committee wants to find out why she is holding…

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Kenya’s IEBC dangles “kitu kidogo” for political parties to avoid publishing election results

Kenya’s IEBC dangles “kitu kidogo” for political parties to avoid publishing election results
Counting in Nairobi suburb

The Star reported this week that the "IEBC wants political parties act amended". From the headline one would expect to read perhaps an article on some type of reform arising out of the failed primary elections early this year, or…

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