How Should the IEBC Repair Trust

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dc.contributor.author Bellows, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-21T12:24:48Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-21T12:24:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2281
dc.description An article on the Business Daily Newspaper by Professor Scott serves as the Director of the New Economy Venture Accelerator (NEVA) and Chair of the Faculty Senate at the United States International University-Africa, en_US
dc.description.abstract Agonizing hours upon hours waiting for results. One excuse given following another. We Kenyans first expected IEBC results from the 4th March general election within a few hours and then to trickle in consistently until a winner became apparent. But suddenly, stop….results ceased to flow in. IEBC announced that it required another day, and then two, then no promise seemed to come true. We learned that the IEBC system crashed and could not come back online. Safaricom announced that its own network support had not faltered and the blame lay elsewhere. We learned that the electronic voting register had not functioned in many instances. Kenyans pondered on the core issues – what next? Then IEBC mandated that all constituency representatives had to travel to Nairobi. No updates came forth with where each constituency representatives had reached on their journey to Nairobi. Citizens asked “why does someone need so many days to reach Nairobi from anywhere in the Republic”? International election observers claimed that the IEBC prevented them from observing the final vote tallying per constituency. Results finally came in while a whole nation waited on edge. Millions stayed home from work and school, including us here at United States International University (USIU). Then, unfortunately, the final IEBC announcement ran hours late. en_US
dc.publisher United States International University-Africa en_US
dc.subject How Should the IEBC Repair Trust en_US
dc.title How Should the IEBC Repair Trust en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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