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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?)  


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 ...

Blog: Long Queues in Mathare

o650 hrs: I’m at St. Teresa’s Girls’ High School in the Mathare Constituency of Nairobi County. The polling station is roaring with life. A big confusion looms. People are confused as to how to identify ...

Blog: Just Another Mundane Day?

0420 hrs: I wake up to what seems a normal day. As I prepare to leave, I notice the absence of Matatu horns that usually go off in the distant Ngong around this time. Perhaps ...

Blog: Nai ni ya nani!

0558hrs.   In the horizon I can hear boda boda guys urging a sleepy town to wake up and go vote. I am on Wanyee Rd, heading to Toi Primary School, just off Ngong Rd, ...

Blog: Two Sides of The Coin

For three elections – the fresh presidential election on 26 October 2017 included – I have worked with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission as an electoral official, first as a Biometric Voter Registration clerk ...

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.

The Royal Rumble

In the blue corner, former Prime Minister Raila Odinga of the Azimio la Umoja Coalition. And in the Yellow Corner, Deputy President William Samoei Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza Coalition.

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 ...