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The Electoral System is an anticipated good gift yet a headache


The Electoral System in Kenya has been subjected to the greatest rebuke for more than a decade now. In the recent past it has been seen as the greatest source of impunity. In 2007, Kenya’s elections were marred with the worst violence ever in Kenya’s history, this put the Electoral body on the spot light. The post violence election that caused thousands to be displaced (IDPs) and many to loose their lives and property is now a subject at the International Court of Crime (ICC) in The Hague.

It was joy and jubilation as the curtain fell down for the old constitution as we ushered in a new dawn in a constitution that was highly acknowledged by the majority of Kenyans. However, the Electoral System is causing a headache in the political class and cycles.

The Electoral System leadership is now undergoing a high standard of vetting to identify the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission commissioners. Some members of the political divide are trying to flex their muscles to see to it that their favorite candidates find themselves in the Electoral System and this is raising eyebrows.

What are the general principles for The Electoral System as prescribed by the constitution?