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AfriCOG-KPTJ Elections 2013 Compendium

AfriCOG-KPTJ Elections 2013 Compendium

On March 4, 2014 Kenya conducted a general election, which was historic for several reasons. It was the first general election since the promulgation of the new Constitution in 2010; and it was the first election in which voters would choose candidates for six positions each, the majority of which were newly created by the Constitution. The 2013 elections also ushered in a devolved system of government. Against the background of the 2007 elections that ended in the disaster of the 2008 postelection violence, concern was high that a repeat be avoided.

Voter Registration for the 2013 General Elections in Kenya

Voter Registration for the 2013 General Elections in Kenya

On March 4, 2013, Kenya held a landmark general election. It was the first national election since the promulgation of the internationally lauded constitution, which created a devolved system of government. For the first time, Kenyans voted simultaneously for six elective offices, ranging from president to local ward representative. This election was also the first to be administered by the newly created Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a body which enjoyed over 90 per cent public confidence in the lead-up to the national polls.1

Election Day 2013 and its Aftermath

On March 4, 2013 Kenya held a landmark general election. It was the first national election since the promulgation of the internationally lauded constitution, which created a devolved system of government. For the first time, Kenyans voted simultaneously for six elective offices, ranging from president to local ward representative. This election was also the first to be administered by the newly created Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), a body which enjoyed over 90 per cent public confidence in the lead-up to the national polls.

12th Session Of The Assembly Of State Parties To The Rome Statute Of The International Criminal Court - Briefing Paper on Kenya

Introduction

1.      This paper highlights the situation in Kenya with respect to the fight against impunity and accountability for gross human rights violations committed during the 2007-2008 Post Election Violence. While there have been efforts by the government towards setting on course most of the reform agenda envisaged under the Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation process as led by the African Union Panel of Eminent Personalities, some of these reforms have been devoid of the political will to effectively ensure their successful implementation.

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