The National Elections Conference resolutions and recommendations.

In Policy & Position Papers 90 downloads

The Independent, Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in partnership with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), and Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu (KYSY); and in further collaboration with other institutions and development partners hosted a three day National Elections Conference under the theme: “Working together towards a credible and peaceful general elections 2017” from 12th -14th June 2017 at Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi. The objective of the conference was to critically evaluate the state preparedness among Kenya’s key electoral stakeholders to support and conduct the 2017 general elections; To synergize the efforts and roles of stakeholders in ensuring credible and peaceful 2017 elections; and finally, to rally Kenyans and key stakeholders to commit to credible and peaceful 2017 General Elections. At the end of the National Elections Conference, IEBC, EACC, Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu in conference stakeholders issued the following communique’.

A Status Brief and Peoples Manifesto for Political and Policy Engagements Popular

In Corporate Publications 148 downloads

The brief and manifesto is inspired by our related work between October 2002 and March 2003 where we developed, publicized and pursued an agenda for Kenya which shaped the policies of the incoming and later the ruling, National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC)[1]. Moreover, the KHRC initiated the “Peoples Manifesto and Score Card Initiative” that saw massive engagements with the political class with the key issues during and after the 2007 General Elections[2]. It is also informed by the periodical reports, political and policy actions by the Commission around the issues at hand.


Thus, this is just but a summary of our documentation and engagements with the issues. Details can be found in the institutional and sectoral reports and statements, all available in our website and resource centre. The document provides a status update of the issues, the key political questions and policy gaps for actions by the actors and finally, recommendations to inform the conversations around the issues.


[1]This was finally published and disseminated as a report entitled: Eyes on the Prize, KHRC, Nairobi, 2003.

[2] “In 2007, KHRC’s Peoples’ Manifesto and Scorecard Initiative was premised on the fact that political party manifestos and the development performance promises they contain did not mean much to the electorate besides being colours that

distinguished one group of voters from another and more from an ethnic perspective rather than ideology”. See:

Killing the Vote Popular

In Practical Information 344 downloads

With Kenya's return to multi-party politics in 1991, violence variously chris­tened "ethnic clashes" or "land clashes" erupted in many parts of the country. Between 1991 and 1996, over 1,500 people died and almost 300,000 displaced in the Rift Valley and the Western provinces. In the runup to the 1997 elec­tions, fresh violence erupted at the Coast killing over 100 people and displac­ing over 100,000, mostly pro-opposition up-country people. 
By 1998, when violence broke out in the Rift valley again, it had become a handy election tool and an instrument by the state to reassert its absolute domi­nance over every sector of the Kenyan society. Over the years it has become evident that these clashes are sponsored by the government using surrogate agents to avoid responsibility. 

Kenya’s scorecard on security and justice: Broken promises and unfinished business Popular

In Transformative Justice 1445 downloads

10 years after the 2007/2008 post-election violence (PEV) in Kenya, which led to the death of more than 1,000 people and to the forced displacement of over 600,000, the country is set to go into another general election on 8 August 2017. With less than a month to the polls, the political environment remains tense and there have been already worrying incidences of electoral related violence.

Mizizi Ya Haki Edition 3 Popular

In Publications 284 downloads

Mizizi Ya Haki is a newsletter which offers a platform to over 25 Human Rights Networks (HURINETs) situated all over the country. Mizizi editions gives a glimpse into the interventions that HURINETs carry out in various communities with an aim of ensuring that people live a life of dignity while also ensuring that the HURINETs are in a position to self-mobilize and organize community events that bring the public together to discuss matters human rights.

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