ELOG Query IEBC Over Punguza Mizigo Signatures

On 18th July 2019, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed that they had verified the signatures submitted by the Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party for the proposed Punguza Mizigo ‘referendum. The signatures were delivered to the Commission together with a draft Constitutional Amendment Bill and details of supporters of the draft Bill both in soft … Continue reading “ELOG Query IEBC Over Punguza Mizigo Signatures”


Access to Information Laws not obeyed by Parliament and Auditor General

Parliament and the County assemblies are required under Section 39 of the Public Audit Act to make public within seven days all Auditor General’s Reports after they are tabled in national and county assemblies respectively. The Auditor General (OAG) has to comply with part 2 and 3 of section 39 of Public Audit Act by … Continue reading “Access to Information Laws not obeyed by Parliament and Auditor General”


Even before the Access to Information Act, this has been mandatory for Institutions

Years before the Access to Information Act, there already were laws in place that required state entities to publish and publicize routinely what they do and what the  citizen should know about. Some of them have not been followed for all those years. Check where access to information provicions are being followed and where not … Continue reading “Even before the Access to Information Act, this has been mandatory for Institutions”


Where is the Labour Data for Kenya?

On the eve of International Labour Day, we at RoGGKenya have consulted the website of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to find out about the status of labour and labour rights in Kenya. The result a big disappointment: On the ILO country page for Kenya, the latest statistics were ten years old – and older. … Continue reading “Where is the Labour Data for Kenya?”


Has the IEBC gazetted Election Results as required by Law?

As the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officially concludes the 2017 elections cycle today, February 12, 2019, by releasing an evaluation report, a serious constitutional question about the 2017 elections is unanswered:  Has the commission properly gazetted the complete results of the Genearal Elections in all six positions, as the law requires it? … Continue reading “Has the IEBC gazetted Election Results as required by Law?”


We made the Auditor General Reports computer-readable

Most of the Audit Reports that the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) has uploaded to its web page in the last few years are not machine-readable for your computer without special software. You don’t care? Read here why it matters. And, because it matters, we have made the reports computer-readable and uploaded more than … Continue reading “We made the Auditor General Reports computer-readable”


IEBC Information Policy – better, but not perfect

We have seen an upsurge in information policy after the new commissioners of the Kenyan IEBC took office. Since January 2017, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has published 11 press releases and a number of other news – along with data that was  useful and worth analyzing. To see what this data is good … Continue reading “IEBC Information Policy – better, but not perfect”


Access to Information Act

The Kenyan Access to Information Act of 2016 (pdf) was enacted on September 21st, 2016. This is the Act as downloaded from kenyalaw.org on Sep 30, 2016: Arrangement of Sections PART I — PRELIMINARY 1.Short title 2.Interpretation 3.Object and purpose of the Act PART II — RIGHT TO INFORMATION 4.Right to information 5.Disclosure of information … Continue reading “Access to Information Act”