Kenyan electoral bodies: A history of blunders and short stints
Saturday October 21 2017
Kenya electoral commission chairmen: The late Samuel Kivuitu (left), Issack Hassan (centre), and Wafula Chebukati. PHOTOS | NMG
Since the reintroduction of political pluralism in Kenya in 1991, successive electoral bodies have continued making avoidable blunders despite years of efforts to streamline the electoral system.
In 2007, Kenya experienced its worst political instability when the country plunged into unprecedented violence resulting from perception that ECK had rigged the elections in favour of Mwai Kibaki against Raila Odinga.
Come the 2013 general election, the IEBC faced criticism when most the electronic voter identification kits failed to work, forcing the commission to revert to the manual system which Mr Odinga said was deliberately done to manipulate the election through ballot stuffing.