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My Uchaguzi Experience

By June Mwangi – Financial Controller - Kenya

Being an Accountant my days are filled with number analysis, document perusal, supplier payments and monthly financial reports. Not so during the last week of October, where the contentious second round of Kenyan presidential elections was held on the 26th of October 2017.

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Uchaguzi Reports as Results Announced

Uchaguzi joins the chorus of voices that call for all Kenyan institutions to craft solutions and structures over the next few weeks that represent the entire Kenyan nation. Full representation of all people will help bring forth both justice and peace. The Uchaguzi lines will continue to remain open to facilitate transparency and communication.

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​10/27/2017 Uchaguzi Day 2 Analysis Report

As the voting during the second elections this year draws to a close, Uchaguzi received over 2800 postings from Kenyan citizens. Of those we have successfully verified and published 530 reports. The observations have been organized into seven categories: Voting Issues, Polling Station Administration, Staffing Issues, Political Rallies, Counting & Results, Positive Events, and Security Issues. Where necessary, a reported safety event was escalated to provide help. 

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Press Release October 26th, 2017: Uchaguzi Monitors Second Kenyan Elections

Uchaguzi, an elections partnership developed in 2010 between InfoNet, Constitution and Reform Education Consortium (CRECO), and Ushahidi, will be working to ensure safety and transparency during October 26th, 2017 Kenyan elections. The platform - Uchaguzi (“Election” in Kiswahili) will use trained monitors and citizen-reported incidences to monitor violence, electoral issues, and peace activities to inform Kenyans on safety, the electoral process, and how their counties and constituencies voted during the October 26th General Elections.

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