Kenya General Election, 27 December 2002

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Kenya General Election, 27 December 2002

Series Title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 1 August 2006
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-785-6
Pages: 44

The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Kenya’s general election held on 27 December 2002. The group was chaired by Professor Adebayo Adedeji, former Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Development and Reconstruction of Nigeria and founder of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies, and was comprised of 9 observers in total.

The group found the electoral process to be credible, the conditions existed for a free expression of the will by the electors and the results reflected the wishes of the people.

ContentsExpand or collapse me
Map of Kenya
Letter of Transmittal

Terms of Reference
Preparation and Activities of the Group  

1. Political Background
Independent Kenya
Return to Multiparty Politics
Contemporary Political Context
Pre-Election Political Developments
The Constitutional Review  

2. The Institutional and Legal Framework
The Constitution
The Electoral Commission of Kenya
National Assembly and Presidential Elections Act
The Local Government Act
Kenya Broadcasting
Campaign Finance
Voters and Voter Registration
Changes in Law and Procedures

3. Preparations for the Election
Voter Registration
Presidential Candidates
Nomination of Parliamentary and Civic Candidates
Political Parties
Parliamentary Constituencies
Civic and Voter Education
Polling Stations
Election Officials
Electoral Commission’s Liaison with Outside Bodies
International Observers Domestic Observers  

4. The Campaign and the Media
The Campaign
The Media
Overall Assessment  

5. The Poll, Count and Results Process
The Poll
The Closure, Count and Collation  

Conclusions and Recommendations