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Intrigues of Past Presidential Petitions

As Kenya’s litigants promise fireworks in the upcoming presidential petition hearings, we thought to dig through history books and dust out some of the defining moments of previous presidential petitions.

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 ...

Blog: Long Queues in Mathare

0650 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.