Strengthening Governance and Democratization Processes in Kenya / Enhancing Citizen’s Engagement and Participation in Democratic Governance and Electoral Processes in Kenya
The project aimed at empowering citizens, both women and men, and the youth with knowledge and skills to enable them to effectively participate in democratic and electoral processes. The 2007/08 post-election violence resulted in the loss of confidence by Kenyans in electoral processes and institutions of governance. This also increased voter apathy. There was therefore urgent need to restore public confidence in the electoral processes and institutions of governance, by equipping citizens with the knowledge and skills to enhance electoral participation and exercise their democratic rights.
IED undertook Voter Education Community Forums, an Election Observation Workshop in Isiolo (This workshop encouraged CBOs to design and manage their own observation missions and enhanced the capacity of civil society to promote good governance.) and Focus Group Discussions in 13 selected Counties. Namely:
8. West Pokot
10. Elgeyo Marakwet
Voting and electoral procedures such as; elective positions, how to mark a ballot paper and how to protect the secrecy of the ballot.