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2022, What’s in it for the Women?

At 49.12% of the registered voters, women make up almost half of the electorate, and thus any serious political contender must go the extra mile in seeking to appease such a significant national constituency.

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Pale Bomas

  You think you’re anxious? Just ask Raila Odinga or William Ruto. (But it looks like IEBC are on it?)  


2022, Kenya’s Second Most Expensive Election 

At an average cost of about KSh. 2,000 per voter, the August 9 general election is one of the most expensive elections in Africa and the second most expensive in Kenya.

2022, A Win for Intersex Persons 

Until 2019, intersex persons were not officially recognised in Kenya’s national population data.  But during the Housing and Population Census held that year, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) included a marker for a ...

2022, What’s in it for the Women?

At 49.12% of the registered voters, women make up almost half of the electorate, and thus any serious political contender must go the extra mile in seeking to appease such a significant national constituency.

Why Politicians Obsess Over The First 100 Days

Politicians are entering the final stretch of their campaigns. One of the most popular campaign phrases today is “In the Next 100 days" as candidates make pledges to the electorate. But what's the obsession with ...

On Voter Apathy. Is Anyone Listening?

There’s certainly a plethora of reasons why this particular section of Kenyans is indifferent to electoral politics, one of them (if not key among them) being the unassailable view that the outcome of a Kenyan ...

The Lessons We Missed in Matungu and Kabuchai

The role of the police during elections is to safeguard the right to vote by providing security to voters and guarding ballots. History has however shown that the police are occasionally misused to either interfere ...

Degrees and the Degree of Uheshimiwa in Kenya

It must be remembered that vying to be a mheshimiwa is a political right secured under the CoK 2010 (Article 38). As has been shown above, less than four per cent (4%) of Kenyans have ...

Reporting Under Museveni’s Darkness

On January 11, Facebook shut down accounts suspected to be pushing the governing National Resistance Movement’s propaganda. To retaliate, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the complete shutdown of Facebook in Uganda.  

Museveni Gives Birth To A Better Version Of Himself 

All indicators are that President Museveni was jittery about facing the first time MP in a free and fair contest if events preceding the elections and whatever happened on election day and thereafter are anything ...

Uganda’s Election History Explained

The territory presently known as Uganda held its FIRST elections in 1957, during which exercise representatives from the Uganda Protectorate were elected into the colonial Legislative Council.