Thursday, August 06, 2020


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 IV.Eastern Africa

A. Kenya

In August, the Kenyan cabinet approved the Elections Bill 2011, which sets the legal framework for elections procedures, registration of voters, conduct of elections, and recall of M.P.'s among others. Some Ministers of Parliament (MPs) have sought to amend or delete parts of the legislation such as the restrictions on electoral fundraising and the recall of MPs. In addition, clause 47 of the bill has been challenged by MPs who wish to prevent the recall of non-performing legislators. Nonetheless, others believe that the bill will have a positive impact in Kenya, ensuring free and fair elections in 2012.

Vernellia R. Randall
Founder and Editor
Professor Emerita of Law
The University of Dayton School of Law