Joint Civil Society Statement on the ongoing political party primaries and other prevalent issues ahead of the 2022 general elections.
Sunday, 10th April 2022, Nairobi
As the 9th August 2022 general elections draws near, the rise in political temperatures witnessed across the country continue to drive jitters. In the past few months, pockets of political violence have been reported in some parts of the country.
Further, the country has witnessed swirling political alliances taking place, however the fluidity of these political identities, combined with the familiarity of the personalities involved, looks to be breeding some cynicism among the electorates. The alliance building is unfortunately balkanizing and zoning the country instead of promoting a democratic united Kenya.
As members of civil society, we hold that an electoral process that takes a wrong turn could potentially threaten the country’s aspirations of having peaceful, free, fair, and credible elections. We, therefore, wish to address the following arising issues: Read more