Uchaguzi FAQs

What is Uchaguzi?

Kenya is holding elections on August 8, 2017. We shall use Ushahidi software for the Uchaguzi project. The goals are to: share the information from the crowd, verify details and respond. We give voice and amplify issues by describing and mapping reports. Uchaguzi, is a joint initiative between Ushahidi, Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) and InfoNET Global. We are collaborating with our local Kenyan-based and global community.

More details in Uchaguzi Overview and Background

How do I report?

The public will be able to send information to Uchaguzi numerous ways:

What makes a good report?

Reports should include:

Reports should not include:

  • Dangerous Speech

  • Tribes

Example: (town name, intersection and Name of polling station), Ineligible Voters allowed to vote, More details)

See: Uchaguzi - Anatomy of a Post

What happens with my report?

All reports are reviewed for accuracy and action. Teams of trained volunteers will work with our partners to verify and amplify reports. Our criteria is to give an accurate and citizen-driven picture of what is happening during the Kenyan Elections. Teams will also work with partners to action urgent and critical items. To learn more about the types of information Uchaguzi is collecting, see Uchaguzi Survey and Categories Classification.  Also, please note our Uchaguzi Code of Conduct. We are committed to respecting privacy and security of those who report.

How can I get involved?

There are a few ways to get involved

  • Help spread the word: “Uchaguzi is a community and movement to monitor the Kenyan elections: https://uchaguzi.or.ke/, Email: info@ushahidi.com, Twitter: #uchaguzi or SMS: 20166”

Join a Team (Prior to election day) More details Uchaguzi - Kenyan Elections 2017

Where do I log technical issues?

You can log technical issues on github