Early Warning and Long-Term Monitoring of Kenya Elections 2017

As the country prepares for the 2017 general election, it is important to monitor the electoral environment and dynamics in the political settlement including the relations between the various coalitions to identify areas for immediate support and gauge the likelihood of violence to inform timely intervention.

The likelihood of violence is shaped by, among other reasons, the extent to which authorities take adequate measures to ensure that candidates, voters, poll workers, observers and other actors experience an electoral process that is free from fear and election materials are kept secure.

CHRIPS is working on long-term monitoring of election dynamics including electoral security.

The objectives include:

  1. Informing interventions to improve electoral support and monitoring.
  2. Providing evidence for conflict prevention/mitigation before, during, and after elections.

Our partners include South Consulting Ltd and the, Department for International Development (DFID).