“Livondo Tosha”? Akasha Brothers sentencing memo has “interesting” discussion about Stanley Livondo, Kibaki/PNU candidate to unseat Raila in Langata in ill-fated 2007 election

"Livondo Tosha"/"Make Peace" in Kibera, early 2008: From the U.S. Attorney's Memorandum to the U.S. District Court for the sentencing hearing for Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha, filed back on July 25. (Yesterday Baktash was sentenced to twenty five years, and…

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East Africa is the pits for press freedom, but congratulations to Namibia, Ghana and South Africa for outranking France, the U.K. and the U.S. in the World Press Freedom index

Here is the new 2019 World Press Freedom index from RSF, with the United States down to No. 48 (!) and France and the U.K. at 32 and 33 respectively. Namibia at 23, Ghana at 27 and South Africa at…

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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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Ironies in Open Government: Was the Kenya PVT a “Parallel Vote Tabulation” or “Private Vote Tabulation”?

So now we have results of both a "Parallel Vote Tabulation" and an Exit Poll for the March 4, 2013 Kenyan election. The irony here is that the Exit Poll was privately funded, yet we have, courtesy of the video…

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