History of elections rigging in Kenya since independence


From the 1960s through to the 1980s when the government – a highly interested party – played the referee in General Elections to today where the exercise is executed by an independent legal entity, Kenya has come a long way in reforming the electoral process.

But the more the process has been made fair and transparent, the more politicians and their agents have come up with ingenious and sophisticated avenues of poll rigging.

If, for instance, the claim by the opposition and civil society that the electoral body’s database was hacked and manipulated to generate favourable results…

Source – Daily Nation