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The Presidential Petition Timelines

By 2 p.m. on 22 August 2022 – being the final day and hour when filings to the Supreme Court would be made against the declaration of William Ruto as president-elect – nine petitions had ...

The Observers’ Verdict Is Out

About 18,000 local and international observers were accredited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to monitor polling stations in the 290 constituencies around the country, ahead of the 9 August polls. 1300 of ...

What It Means To Be President-Elect

“Upon the declaration of the final results of a presidential election by the Commission under Article 138 of the Constitution and section 39 of the Elections Act (No. 24 of 2011), the Committee shall ensure ...

The Role of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee 

In the event that Deputy President William Ruto’s declaration as president-elect is not challenged at the Supreme Court, Ruto will be sworn in as president on Tuesday 30 August 2022, fourteen days after the declaration ...

Uhuru Kenyatta’s Temporary Incumbency

According to Article 134 of the Constitution, temporary incumbency of the President occurs “during the period commencing on the date of the first vote in a presidential election, and ending when the newly elected President ...

Long Queues and Slow Counting Trouble Constituency Tallying Centers

These logs were done on 10 August 2022, the day after voting, covering four of the 17 Nairobi constituencies: Dagoretti South, Westlands, Ruaraka and Kasarani.  

Mathare, Makadara and the Embakasis

I made these logs on Wednesday 10 August 2022, the day after the general election, while monitoring the status of tallying in seven constituency tallying centers across Nairobi County. The following were my observations throughout ...

Langata, Kibra, and Kajiado North Constituencies.

  Wednesday, 10 August 2022. It was the morning after the general election and tallying was ongoing at the constituency tallying centers across the country. I visited Kajiado North, Langata and Kibra constituency tallying centers ...

Blog: Voting in Sleepy Karen

0645 hrs: the streets of Karen look abandoned. Roads are quiet and deserted with one or two matatus and tuk-tuks seen. As I approach Karen C polling station, many cars are parked on the roadside ...