Media-CSO Meet to Discuss Poll Preparations

More than 40 delegates drawn from the media and Civil Society groups have raised concern over outstanding issues in election preparedness.  The conference noted that as the country moves towards the 2022 General Elections, delay in effecting critical electoral reforms and pending administration processes adversely impact on the entire process, Specifically, the participants cited the […]

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Media and CSOs Collaborate on 2022 Poll

More than 40 delegates drawn from the media and Civil Society groups attending a two-day conference in Nairobi on October 21-22, 2021 convened under the coordination of the Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) deliberated extensively on emerging issues in the run up to the 2022 General Elections. The participants underscored the important role played jointly by […]

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Media, CSOs asked to Work more Closely

The European Union Ambassador to Kenya, Ms Henriette Geiger, calls for a close cooperation between Civil Society and Media in addressing critical election issues. She noted that the two institutions greatly influence and empower the citizens. Ms Geiger made the remarks when she addressed participants at a two-day workshop for Media and Civil Society groups […]

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Gikomba Garment Market-Fires and Resilience

Kenyans have had special affinity for the affordable second hand garments sold at Gikomba market, which was established in the 1950s in Nairobi.  Retailers open up bales of clothes to sell in their iron roof shelters.   According to Raworth (2004), second hand clothes are  donated by rich countries. The garments are freely donated to […]

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Prevalence of FGM in Kisii holds back Elimination Efforts

Nyaboke Moraa bled profusely when she was transiting to womanhood though she didn’t shed a tear because she was expected to show bravery. Crying was not an option because her granny, mother, elder sisters and the entire female community was gracing the occasion. After all, they had also gone through the cut and non among […]

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Disruptions Threatens Poll Integrity – ELOG

The Election Observation Group (ELOG) has called on the law enforcement authorities and the electoral management body, the IEBC, to address the rising cases of polling day violence that threaten the integrity of elections. In a preliminary report on the May 18th by-elections, ELOG warns that hired goons are causing despondency amongst voters and the […]

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Set Poll Quit Date-ELOG

The Elections Observation Group (ELOG), a constellation of election experts, has called for the setting of timelines for candidates wishing to withdraw from a race to avoid wastage of public resources and voter apathy. In a preliminary report on the March 18th, 2021 Machakos Senatorial By-election, ELOG notes that the MCC-P candidate, Mr. John Mutua […]

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Media Group Strives to Improve Journalism

The Kenya Media Sector Working Group met to discuss emerging challenges facing the media industry in Kenya and the reporting of the forthcoming referendum among other key issues affecting journalists. They called on the Government to consider journalists as a priority group to receive Covid-19 vaccine. The group also wants legislative and policy reforms put […]

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ELOG: Kenya is Failing on Electoral Integrity

The Election Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya, an organization that promotes inclusive, transparent and accountable electoral processes, has released its preliminary report on the 4th March, 2021 By-elections.  ELOG says it is concerned with the electoral malpractices witnessed which include bribery, violence and intimidation. But ELOG appreciated that the “protocols for conducting elections under COVID 19 […]

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Who Guards the Guards?

Who Guards the Guards? By Marion Gachuhi February 25, 2021 (Nairobi, Kenya) – They are referred to by numerous names. Some call them ‘soldier’, ‘askari’, ‘Maasai’, ‘watchie’, ‘guard’, ‘watchman’ or ‘security’. They man our residential gates, offices, entertainment joints…the list is endless. While they are busy protecting us day in, day out, who is protecting […]

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