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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AfriCOG’s Seema Shah asks in Foreign Policy: “Are U.S. election watchdogs enabling bad behavior in Kenya?”

UPDATE: See Dr. Shah's article "Kenya: Supreme Court's Disappointing Judgement" from Think Africa Press via allAfrica.com. From Transitions--the Democracy Lab Blog at Foreign Policy.com:  "Are U.S. election watchdogs enabling bad behavior in Kenya?": In recent testimony to Congress, three American non-profit electoral…

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Kenya needs a better election review process next time . . . as respondents argue that IEBC has done “so much” that presidential election announcement should stand as good enough

So we are down to the hearing of the challenge to the presidential election involving some ten to twelve million voters in a country of over forty million. All of the voting was done by paper ballot and counting by…

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Election Observers and the “Emperor With No Clothes” Phenomenon

Surely there is embarrassment over the allegation made by observers that hundreds of thousands of Kenyan voters confused the green ballots for National Assembly and blue ballots for Senator, and made similar improbable errors, due to "lack of civic education".…

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(Updated) Kenyan diaspora disenfranchised?; Kwamchetsi Makokha raises concern about Kenyan voter education; IFES seeks consultant

Update (Nov. 28):  IEBC Chair Isaac Hassan says that as an independent commission the IEBC will make its own decision about whether to cancel diaspora voting and is not bound by the Cabinet decision announced below.  He acknowledged that registration…

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