Election Crimes and Offences in Kenya Report, 2016

Throughout the world, elections play a leading role in socio-economic and political development of countries. To this end, good political leadership and legitimate governance is a factor of how well political election processes are organized for elections to be free, fair and credible. Unfortunately, the delivery of free, fair and credible elections in many countries has been a challenge. Election crimes and offences have continued to remain a serious challenge in Kenya’s electoral history and processes. The crimes and offences continue to undermine and retard the gains realized and strides made by the Government and its partners as far as the realization of socio-economic and political development.Click here to view report.

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