ELOG confirms IEBC Presidential Tallying Results

The Elections Observations Group (ELOG) has released the results of its Parallel Vote Tabulation of the Kenyan Presidential Elections. They match with the official results of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). It is now up to the opposition to specify why they think the election was manipulated. Not in the database, but through the filled-out forms 34A, B, C that were also used for the ELOG study through their observers who were present at the polling stations.

As we have written in our guide “How to check on Rigging Claims“, Parallel Vote Tallying (PVT) is based on a large sample of polling stations from all over the country that is representative enough to forecast the result from the tallying of the total number of polling stations. We have only seen publication through social media but this is what we found on the ELOG website, and we uploaded the pdf file with the ELOG information here: ELOG-PVT_Verification-statement

How to check on Rigging Claims …

… after the closure of the polling stations. Part 3 of our Step-By-Step-Guide for the Media’s Election Reporting

Criminals may run away and not be caught in the act. But after their crime they leave traces that can be investigated. A post-mortem analysis of facts can help to confirm or counter claims that the elections were rigged. We have compiled some traces that may be discovered. Continue reading “How to check on Rigging Claims …”

Just Days before the Polls IEBC starts reading its own Regulations

Up until August 3, just five days before the elections, it seemed to be common knowledge “in the public domain”, that unstamped ballot papers are invalid. This is not true. Regulation 77 does not list a missing stamp on a ballot to be one of the reasons for the rejection of a ballot. IEBC’s Ezra Chiloba noticed this and wrote to his staff advising both the presiding and returning officers that “they may not reject a ballot paper for the reason that it is not stamped.” Continue reading “Just Days before the Polls IEBC starts reading its own Regulations”

The Candidates at your Fingertips

For your reporting needs, we have compiled the complete lists of the candidates vying for various electoral positions in the Kenyan August 8th elections. This list is a handy tool both on the road and in your newsroom. You may download the complete list as Excel-File. Or you access the lists for the different electoral positions in easily readable tables on your smartphone. Explore it here, we doubt you will get anywhere else with a faster or better overview.

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”

The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs

Some sections of the media tend to judge the performance of a Member of the County Assembly (MCA) exclusively from what he or she has done for the ward the MCA was elected in. In consequence, an MCA tends to campaign for re-election on this basis only: Show off in the ward, point to projects that were put in place there – and make sure that a lot of work is done in the last year of his term. And make the ward development fund‘s achievements shine bright and shed a favorable light on the MCA.

But this is just ONE task of the MCAs. Continue reading “The Track Record of Kenyan MCAs”