Electoral integrity in Kenya has historically been shaped by constitutional amendments, political intrigues between politicians and political parties, and a culture of disputed presidential election results.

This case study examines how reforms of the electoral, legal and institutional framework in Kenya and constitutional amendments in 2010 have influenced electoral integrity in subsequent electoral cycles. Strategies to prevent electoral risks, withstand threats, and recover from crises are presented with case examples. The role of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the judiciary in the protection of elections is discussed. The lessons learned from this case study demonstrate that the protection of electoral integrity in Kenya is complex and dynamic, and requires a multi-faceted approach.

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Publication date
05 March 2024
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Catherine M. Kamindo
Number of pages
19
ISBN
978-91-7671-738-7 (PDF)

Contents

Introduction

Background

Prevention of electoral risks

Risk prevention and the 2022 general election

Resilience and recovery

Recovery from crisis

Conclusions

References

Abbreviations

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Protecting Elections: The Case of Kenya

Case Study, March 2024
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