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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