For the first time in Kenya it might turn out that in 2022 the country might experience a free and fair election. This could be contributed by many factors. Below are some key reasons why the election might turn to be free and fair.
Photo courtesy: IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati
1. Involvement of the media in the election process.
The media plays a very vital role when it comes to election. With media we mean both national media houses and social media. With the current technology it is very important to note that our media industry has the required skills and resources to give credible results as announced at the constituency and county tallying centers.
Recently the IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati hinted that there are plans underway to involve the media in all voting process. If indeed this will be implemented, then it will play a very key role in the provision of a free, fair and credible election.
2. Fear of post election violence.
It is important to note that previously Kenya has been facing challenges in handling the post election violence. This has coasted many peoples lives. Having learnt from the previous scenarios, this time round the commission together with the state might try so hard so that there are no any loopholes for election rigging. In most cases what has contributed to violence is allegations of having election rigging. In case this is to be observed then the election will automatically turn to be free and fair.
3. President Kenyatta's Legacy
The president has always publicly declared that his intentions is to leave behind a united country. This can also another way the president can use all means to ensure that the person taking over him is elected through a free and fair election. This is in a bid to safeguard his legacy so that he can have a peaceful retirement.
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