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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At Easter, chicks come home to roost for U.S. for helping to underwrite impunity in Kenya; but “we” do not need Uhuruto

The United States looked the other way on a stolen 2007 election in Kenya. Even though our Ambassador himself saw the changed tally forms at the Electoral Commission in Nairobi. We supported a "settlement" that created a temporary prime minister…

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Why would we trust the Kenyan IEBC vote tally when they engaged in fraudulent procurement practices for key technology?

It has been clear for many months that the IEBC's procurement of BVR kits was irregular.  It is now quite clear that even after Kenyan civil society called the IEBC on the carpet on that problem, the IEBC engaged in clear misconduct…

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Election Observation as “Diplomacy or Assistance” continued–how I spent my pre-election Christmas in Kenya

In my Freedom of Information Act Series I have described how then-Ambassador Ranneberger got his predecessor, Ambassador Mark Bellamy removed from the International Republican Institute's Election Observation Mission shortly before the last Kenyan election, implying an objection to Bellamy from…

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Expanded: Didn’t we learn from the disaster in 2007? Kenya does not need to be anyone’s “model” anything; it does need truth in its election

One could get a certain sense of deja vu from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's remarks in Nairobi this weekend about next year's Kenya election.  The theme, that Kenya has the opportunity to be a "model" for other countries in…

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