Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Kenya Elections 2017

Elections will take place in Kenya on 8th August
Here are some useful links for academic researchers.

IFES has a general background guide to the electoral system and previous elections.
IPU has recent election results . Get access to official information and full text electoral laws from the Kenyan Electoral Commission.

For information on womens participation in the elections se this useful IFES blog about a recently launched social media campaign The #BetterThanThis website includes information about women’s political representation, barriers to women’s political participation

For background information on the state of democracy and human rights in the region see
Human Rights watch reports. 
Amnesty International
Afrobarometer - has reports and polls on Kenyan citizens views of justice and democracy in the region from 2003 onwards.

Newspaper coverage/ blogs
Good starting points for polls, news stories and tracking of the election are

Election observations
useful for assessments of the conduct of the elections.
includes reports on media monitoring for hate speech.



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