Democracy and governance summaries
Category : Electoral Reforms
Redesign Ballots to Reduce Spoilt Votes in Elections Saturday Standard, Pg 17
Saturday, 08 Oct 2011

Koki Muli argues that there is need for strategies to reduce or totally eradicate the necessity for assistance in the voting process. The high number of spoilt and invalid votes in elections is alarming and they weaken the vote-value hence undermining democracy. A good ballot design and voter edu

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Ruto Threatens to Block Poll Body The Star, Pg 1 & 6
Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011

William Ruto is threatening to marshall MPs to shoot down the candidates proposed to fill the IEBC posts. The bone of contention has been how the 44 candidates were shortlisted leaving out some who are in the current IIEC. According to the IEBC Act 2011, if those proposed are rejected, they can o

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If not Planned -E-Voting can Corrode Electoral Confidence Saturday Standard, Pg 17
Saturday, 01 Oct 2011

Koki Muli writes that complete e-voting includes the use of ICT in voting, counting, tabulation and transmission of results. This process helps in elimination of raud, speedying up results process, increasing accessibility and making voting more convenient for voters everywhere in the country. Th

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80 New Constituencies may not Feature in Poll The Star, Pg 3
Thursday, 06 Oct 2011

Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo has raised fears that the 80 new constituencies to be created by next year April may not be considered in the 2012 polls. The minister has advisd the cabinet that there are constitutional technicalities that could block the new electoral units from being considered

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IEBC Interviews ContINUE TO Draw Interest as Polls Near The Standard, Pg 30 & 32
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

Politicians are keeping a keen eye on the on-going interviews of those to fill the IEBC posts. Delay to have the IEBC is partly to blame for non-operationalisation of the Political Parties Act and the Elections Act according to Justice Minister Mutula Kilonzo. The country will therefore have to w

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Election Act Case to Go Before Constitutional Court The Star, Pg 4
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

The High Court has directed a petition challenging the implementation of the Elections Act 2011 be placed before a constitutional court. High Court judge Mohammed Warsame ordered the file be placed before Justice Isaack Lenaola who heads the constitutional court and that it be heard on Monday nex

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Ex-Boundaries Team Top Man Taken toTask Daily Nation, Pg 16
Tuesday, 04 Oct 2011

Mr. Ezekiel Abang was questioned over his role at the helm of the Kenya Law Reform Commission. Justice Isaac Lenaola questioned his 26 years at the KLRC in which the commission was moribund for 21 of the 26 years. He defended his tenure saying the mandate was restricted to Bills and whether they

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List of Applicants for Polls Team Trimmed Daily Nation, Pg 8
Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011

The number of people seeking to be IEBC commissioners has reduced after one person withdrew. Mr. Chris Kisire wrote to the Select Panel informing them that he decided not to continue with the process as he had taken up another job elsewhere. 28 candidates have so far been interviewed. The Panel i

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