None of the EA countries have escaped the spectre of electoral fraud, violence and public mistrust. PHOTO FILE | NMG
In Uganda, the ruling National Resistance Movement’s super majority is pushing through an amendment to the Constitution to do away with presidential age limit, 12 years after the country removed term limits.
In Kenya the ruling Jubilee Party is taking advantage of its majority in both houses of Parliament to change electoral laws in its favour ahead of the October 26 repeat presidential election as the opposition embarks on mass action.
In Tanzania, a beacon of uninterrupted transfer of power in East Africa, there is a niggling suspicion that President John Pombe Magufuli who was elected two years ago could reverse this tradition.