International Crisis Group report on “Kenya: Avoiding Another Electoral Crisis” calls on donors to show “complete transparency”; USAID is apparently not convinced yet

"Kenya: Avoiding Another Electoral Crisis"  March 2017 International Crisis Group paper by Murithi Mutiga Political tensions are rising in Kenya ahead of elections in August for the presidency and other senior posts. Measures taken now can avert the risk of…

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New testimony in Kenya’s Parliament on Election Commission “Chickengate” procurement corruption ahead of visit by Obama and U.S. Congressmen

k"Ex-ICT boss tells Parliament that IEBC bungled 2013 election" The Star July 22, 2015: “We were put under tremendous pressure to ensure the Evids succeeded. Just days before the certification of the register, we were forced to transfer data, leading…

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Why does the House Foreign Affairs Africa Subcommittee keep leaving the Carter Center off their election hearings?

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations is holding a hearing Wednesday morning, March 18, on U.S. Election Support in Africa. Good.  Unfortunately, as was that much…

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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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“Media Zombie” stirs as Kenyan legal process moves forward [updated]

[Update: here is the Sunday Standard, "How Raila's poll petition may change the whole game"] "The many questions IEBC needs to clear with Kenyans over elections." The Saturday Nation The "media zombie" awakes with a recitation of damning basic questions…

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