Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Election Violence

One of the causes of the 2007 post election violence was as a result of corruption that was rampant in Electoral Commission of Kenya and the very many errors they made as an electoral body of Kenya. There were so many electoral cases that saw the cancellation of many MPs as members of parliament in various constituencies including mine in Ikolomani. After the violence the electoral body was cancelled and an Interim independent Electoral Commission of Kenya was established to carry out voting process in the nation especially by-elections. From the many by-elections conducted by elections. From the many by-elections conducted by the body, many can testify that the elections have been fair and the voting process efficient especially during the referendum when electoral machines were first used in the process of voting in Kenya. Rigging cases are not heard off but the problem is yet to come. Will the government allow this body to carry on the 2012 general elections despite the fact that up to now it has been effecienct and has performed satisfactory.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: No Answer

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
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