Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Can the ECK be entrusted with future polls?

With by-elections coming up in early June, controversy is brewing in Kenya over whether the Samuel Kivuitu led Electoral Commission of Kenya will be able to run the elections and furnish results acceptable to both sides. Especially important because parliament is split straight down the middle (evident at the Speaker's election), the by-elections are set for the 11th of June. In the contest, the representatives for Ainamoi and Embakasi constituencies will be chosen, to take on the roles of the late David Too and Mugabe Were. In Emuhaya constituency a replacement is sought for Kenneth Marende MP who was elected parliament's speaker while in Kilgoris and Wajir East, inconclusive contests at the General Election will finally be settled.

Discuss here.