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Kenya Presidential Elections Annulled 1 September 2017

Daily Nation – Uhuru Election nullified 1 September 2017 Nation Team

The Supreme Court of Kenya has nullified the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta. The article reports that a six-judge bench, by majority decision on Friday indicted the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), saying it conducted the elections contrary to the dictates to constitution and poll laws. The comments from the Supreme court were quite damning of the Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“A decision is hereby issued that the elections held on August 8, were not conducted in accordance with the Constitution and the applicable law. The results are therefore invalid, null and void,” Chief justice David Maraga said.” Daily Nation 1 September 2017.

The following quote highlighted in the report may be a useful one for civic education, political science students and researchers of the electoral process.
“Elections is not an event but a process. After considering the totality of the entire evidence, we are satisfied that the elections were not conducted in accordance to the dictates of the Constitution and the applicable principles.” Chief of Justice of Kenya David Maraga.

Source: Daily Nation (Nation Team) 1 September 2017 – Uhuru Election nullified 1 September 2017

http://www.nation.co.ke/news/Kenya-Election-Petition-Supreme-Court-Judgment-Uhuru/1056-4079158-j52377/index.html

KenyaElections.com Study Group Notes:
This is the first time in Africa and a rare case in emerging economies that a court Has annulled a presidential election. The Supreme Court is the highest court in Kenya as was established to handle cases such as this after Kenya changed it constitution after the 2007/8 elections post-elections violence.

The Daily Nation is part of the Nation Media Group and is one of Africa’s biggest media groups. http://www.nationmedia.com/

Other useful links:
Judiciary of Kenya:
http://www.judiciary.go.ke/portal/home

Kenya Law Reports:
http://kenyalaw.org/kl/

Elections Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya

Elections Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya is an election observation group formed in April 2010 by eleven civil society groups who have expertise and experience of the democratic process in Kenya.

ELOG’s overall aim is to develop a permanent national network and forum with the mandate of strengthening democracy in Kenya and Africa.

Elections Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya’s Vision, Mission and Values are:

Vision
Credible, Peaceful, Free and Fair Electoral Processes in Kenya and the African Region.
Mission
To Promote Democracy by Providing a Platform for Monitoring and Observing the Electoral Processes.
Values
ELOG, is guided by the plethora of Values and Principles of Governance of the Constitution of Kenya, for the Kenyan electoral processes. These are universal principles found in most of the African Region and International Legal Instruments. However, the core values that will guide. ELOG in the realization of its mandate, are basically three:

1. Integrity: We shall be Transparent, Objective and Accountable to Ourselves and the Public
2. Impartiality: We shall Discharge Our Mandate in a Non-Partisan manner.
3. Inclusivity: We shall at “All Times Endeavour to Uphold the Diversity of All.”

Source: ELOG 2017

Online:
Website: http://www.elog.or.ke
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElectionObservationGroupKENYA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/elogkenya

Another useful link:

USAID Kenya (2017) Flickr: USAID and National Democratic Institute – Training ELOG Kenya Observers to Administer a Nationwide Domestic Elections Effort that includes a Parallel Vote Tabulation.

Contact Address (As on 28 August 2017):
Election Observation Group
4th Floor, Jumuia Place, Off Lenana Road,
Nariobi, P.O. Box 43874, 00100, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 711 247 181 Email: info@elog.or.ke

Elections Observation Group (ELOG) Kenya Steering Group and Partners

1 Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) http://cjpckenya.org/index.php [Check links on this site]

2 Centre for Governance and Development (CGD) http://www.cgd.or.ke/

3 Consortium for Empowerment and Development of Marginalised Communities (CEDMAC)

4 Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) http://crecokenya.org

5 Ecumenical Centre for Justice and Peace (ECJP) http://www2.hss.de/kenya/en/partners/ecjp.html

6 Institute for Education in Democracy (IED) http://iedafrica.org/

7 The Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) http://fidakenya.org/news-and-press-release/

8 National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) http://www.ncck.org

9 Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) http://supkem.or.ke/

10 United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDP) http://www.udpkenya.or.ke/

11 Youth Agenda (YAA) http://www.youthagenda.org/

KenyaElection.com Study Group Notes:

1 ELOG plays an important role in Kenya’s democratic process. To put this organisation in context of elections in Kenya research the history of domestic election observation in Kenya and the 2010 Referendum in Kenya.

2 The feature section of Elog’s website (August 2017) has articles on gender politics social justice and peace issues from 2012 to November 2015. These include:
FIDA Kenya – Realisation of The Two-Thirds Gender Principle in Political Representation;
Catholic Justice and Peace Commission: Programmes which aim to sensitise individuals, communities, and the whole nation on justice, peace issues and their respective roles and duties in addressing peace development, human advancement and human rights.

Videos and media information of ELOG’s activities can be found on their online platforms

3 USAID Kenya (2017) Flickr: USAID and National Democratic Institute – Training ELOG Kenya Observers parallel vote tabulation. (retrieved 28 August 2017) https://www.flickr.com/photos/usaidkenya/sets/72157632858517867/

Domestic election observation: Academics and students will find the process shown in this Flickr photo album useful. Note Kenya Elections 2017 relied on a new bio-metric electronic voting system. The observers in the photos appear to be mainly under 30 years of age. Engaging young people with the democratic domestic observation process is important – Will this have an impact on the electoral process in Kenya?

4 Website Link Notes (Updated 28 August 2017):

Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) – The website has some dead links which include adverts for watches embedded in it. Suggest you don’t click these links.

Consortium for Empowerment and Development of Marginalised Communities (CEDMAC) – We are researching CEDMAC’s online presence. We have not added any link to this organisation.

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IEBC Announcing Results of Kenya Presidential Elections

The IEBC is declaring the results of the Kenya Presidential Elections.

http://www.iebc.or.ke and live on Kenyan TV Stations.

Kenya Election Database http://www.ked.co.ke – mobile version

Kenya Elections 2017 Results IEBC Updates 2017 16.40 GMT

The Kenya Electoral Commission and Boundaries Commission has a link to the Kenya Elections 2017 Results which are coming in from various pollings stations. The links has results for:

Presidential, Senatorial, Gubernatorial, Women Representatives, Member of National Assembly, Member of County Assembly. These results are still being verified by the IEBC and the electoral observers.

Useful Link:

IEBC Results Portal:

https://public.rts.iebc.or.ke/index.html

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