The 2013 general elections in Kenya: The integrity of the electoral process


The Comparative National Elections Project (CNEP) post-election survey was held in Kenya following the 2013 general elections. Its primary objective was to generate data that could provide insights into the views and attitudes of Kenyan voters towards their political institutions and the 2013 general elections in particular. This policy brief forms one of a series and focuses on the integrity of the 2013 electoral process. Its purpose is to make findings and provide recommendations that can assist Kenya’s electoral management body, political parties, media, civil society organisations and citizens of Kenya to improve integrity and public confidence in electoral processes and election outcomes.

About the authors

Collette Schulz-Herzenberg specialises in voter behaviour and elections in sub-Saharan Africa. Collette holds a PhD in politics, a master’s degree in democratic governance and an honours degree in politics. She is currently a research associate at the University of Stellenbosch.

Peter Aling’o is a democracy and elections specialist. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with an LLB and a master’s degree in international law. He is currently a senior researcher as well as head of the ISS’s regional office in Kenya. He has practised law in Kenya since 1993.

Sebastian Gatimu is a governance and human rights specialist. He is currently undertaking a PhD in development studies at the University of Nairobi and is a researcher in the Governance, Crime and Justice division at ISS Nairobi. He has a master’s degree in development studies and a bachelor’s degree in political science and public administration.

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