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2 lobby groups fault IEBC over 2013 elections - The Star, March 29, 2014

TWO civil society groups have faulted the manner in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission conducted the March 4, 2013 general election. The Kenya for Peace with Truth and Justice and Africa Centre for Open Governance catalogue problems that bedeviled the process and accuse IEBC staff of being incompetent. In a report launched in Nairobi yesterday, the two groups want the IEBC to formally release the polling station results for all elective positions contested so that there is a complete public record of the polling station-level presidential results.

Kenya's Bid to Amend Rome Statute Likey to Fail - The Star, November 23, 2013

Kenya may have bitten more than it can chew as far as some of the amendments it is proposing on the ICC Rome Statute at the ongoing Assembly of State Parties are concerned.

 Kenya has not only failed to give the relevant three-month notice to amend the statute, the amendments - to be discussed this afternoon and on Monday afternoon - go to the very heart of the statute.

 The dearest amendment to Kenya's heart- entrenchment of immunity for sitting heads of states- is also the dearest to the statute.

Kenya told to stop piling pressure on Africa over ICC - Daily Nation, November 22, 2013

 

 

Kenya should stop piling pressure on African states to back amendments to the Rome Statute, civil rights activists gathered at The Hague have said.

The activists said Kenya’s plea on the proposal for amendments to allow for the immunity of sitting presidents from prosecution was in vain.

Some 122 State parties to the Rome Statute meeting in The Hague are expected to deliberate on the proposals.

Top IEBC men to be charged over Sh1.3bn kits tender - Daily Nation, October 19, 2013

The anti-corruption commission has recommended the prosecution of four top electoral commission officials over the Sh1.3 billion electronic voter identification kits that failed during the March 4 elections.

The four are Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chief executive James Oswago, the deputy commission secretary in charge of support services, Mr Wilson Shollei, the director of finance, Mr Edward Karisa, and the procurement manager, Mr Willy Kamanga.

AFRICOG Kwendekithia Mwathanire Mwega - Kameme FM

GIKUNDI GITARI GIA GITHIRIKARI KIRIA KIRETWO AFRICOG, RIU KIRENDA THIRIKARI ITACUKAGIRIE IKINYA IRUMU MAABITHA ARIA MAREKURUHANIA NA CIEKO CIA NGUKUMIO NA UHUTHIRI MUURU WA WABICI. MURUGAMIRIRI MUNENE WA KIAMA GIKI GLADWELL OTIENO, OIGITE RIRI WATHANI URATWARWO MATURA INI, HARI BATA GUTIGIRIRA UTONGA WA BURURI NDURAHUTHIRWO UURU. OHO OTIENO OIGITE GATIBA NITARIIRIE CARARUKU MAKINYA MARIA ANDU ARIA MAUNGUMANIA MABATIE KUOERWO.

State affirms commitment to open governance - The Standard Newspaper, 30th May 2013

KENYA: The Government has promised a transparent regime committed to efficiency in service delivery.

Information, Communication and Technology  Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Thursday stressed the need for the Government and Civil Society to work together to promote open governance.

Speaking at the conference held at Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa yesterday, Dr Matiang’i reiterated the Government’s commitment to open governance.

Scrutinising Of Election Results: What Didn't Reach The Supreme Court Judges - The Star, April 13, 2013

After observing the Supreme Court’s scrutiny of election results from the polling stations and the constituencies, I was surprised that the report presented to the judges barely scratched the surface of what we found.

On the first day of the pre-trial conference, before the hearings even began, the Supreme Court judges ordered judiciary staff to conduct a scrutiny of Forms 34 and Forms 36.

Numbers In The Voter Registration Just Won't Add Up - The Star, April 13, 2013

Numbers do not lie. One lawyer said as much as he stood before the Supreme Court last week. “You can’t argue with the arithmetic.” It is unclear whether or not he realised the import of his words, for a look at the numbers referred to (but never explained) in court is quite revealing.

Africog launches website on electoral malpractices - Daily Nation, April 12, 2013

A website with evidence detailing electoral malpractices of the March 4 General Election which the Supreme Court ruled against during the petitions has been launched.

Ms Gladwell Otieno and Zahid Rajad from Africa Centre for Open Governance (Africog) have partnered with Inform Action Director Mr Maina Kiai to launch the 'People's Court' (www.thepeoplescourt.co.ke) where evidence on electoral malpractices will be uploaded.

The public would also have a forum to post their experiences during the elections.