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Raila Odinga's nearly 1 million-vote lead vanished amid reports of improbably high voter turnout in Kibaki strongholds.

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New Project Pioneers Enforcing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Globally

September 09, 2014

The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is proud to announce our participation in a new disability rights consortium led by Mobility International USA (MIUSA).

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Technology, Transparency & Integrity in Kenya

August 20, 2014

After Kenya's 2007 election was marred by violence, the country's new election commission utilized three major pieces of election technology to address election management problems. The 2013 election, which implemented these new technologies as part of Kenya's revamped election management efforts, demonstrated that technology can enhance the transparency of an electoral process.

All Electoral Integrity and Transparency

Lessons Learned from Kenya's 2013 Poll: A Conversation with IEBC Chairman Hassan

June 12, 2013

Kenya's March 4 election ushered in the first elected government under the country’s new constitution. While the election was widely considered to be free and fair, there were a number of challenges that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) encountered, including problems with the introduction of new election technology. During this event, IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan and IFES Chief of Party Michael Yard will reflect on the lessons learned.

Lessons Learned from Kenya's 2013 Poll: A Conversation with IEBC Chairman Hassan

June 12, 2013

Kenya's March 4 election ushered in the first elected government under the country’s new constitution. The election was widely regarded as credible and peaceful and, in the end, Uhuru Kenyatta was elected president. However, there were a number of challenges that the IEBC encountered, including problems with the introduction of new election technology.  Ahmed Issack Hassan, Chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and Mike Yard IFES’ Chief of Party in Kenya discuss the lessons learned and the steps moving forward.

Before Congress, IFES President and CEO Attests Success of Kenya’s Election

April 16, 2013

Bill Sweeney, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on April 16, 2013. Representative Chris Smith, chairman of the subcommittee, presided over the hearing, "Kenya's 2013 Elections: An Effective Assistance Model?"

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IFES President and CEO Testifies on Kenya's Elections

April 15, 2013

Bill Sweeney, President and CEO of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), will be testifying on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. He will speak about the assistance IFES provided to Kenya’s newly-formed Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for the March 4, 2013, general elections.

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Under a New System: Kenya's 2013 Elections

March 06, 2013

Ahead of the March 4, 2013 general elections, the country focused on introducing reforms and improvements to prevent and curtail election violence, including the introduction of a new constitution, a new election commission and a new voter registration system. Michael Yard, IFES Chief of Party in Kenya, tells us how Election Day went. 

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Kenya Votes: The Historic March 4 Poll in Pictures

March 05, 2013

On March 4, 2013, Kenyans went to the polls to vote for president, senator and assemblyperson. These were the first elections since the 2007 polls, which resulted in widespread violence, and under the new constitutional, legal and institutional framework. IFES has been supporting Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) since 2002 and was in Nairobi and neighboring areas during the election period.

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Elections in Kenya: IFES President and CEO Diary

March 03, 2013

IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney traveled to Kenya for the 2013 general elections. Through this feature, he shares his experiences ahead of and on the day of the pivotal poll.  


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