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Are Kenya's electoral agencies cursed? A look at events since the ECK - 12 months ago, 16 Apr 16:26

Patrick Vidija @v ...

Kenya has held elections consistently since 1920, a process marred by challenges in equal measure. These challenges have left leaders and citizens wounded so it is no wonder that events are still unfolding at the IEBC following last year's presidential elections. Efforts to sanitise the system have seen the country amend election laws and make major changes at the organisation charged with managing the electoral process. One can't help but wonder whether the elections manager is cursed as its officials are often plagued with allegations of misdeeds. Several have left their officers unceremoniously, from as far back as when the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) was in charge. The 10th Parliament did away with the ECK in 2008 after a controversial 2007 presidential election that resulted in weeks of violence. Samuel Kivuitu, who was the ECK's last Chairman, moved to court in November that year to challenge the decision for ...
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