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Oped: Safeguarding Kenya’s Electoral freedoms in the Digital Age

Ory Okolloh, a member of the Kofi Annan Commission on Elections and Democracy in the Digital Age, and Abdulmalik Sugow, a legal researcher and consultant, co-authored an opinion piece on the topic of safeguarding Kenya’s electoral freedoms in the digital age. The article was originally published in Business Daily Africa on the 5th of January 2022.

“Preparations to safeguard the credibility of Kenya’s upcoming 2022 general elections are underway. Relative to previous election cycles, stakeholders have increased their focus on the role played by digital technologies in various democratic processes and for a good reason.

From a more-connected- than-ever voter populace to mis- and disinformation, to instances of incitement to violence, networked technologies — due to their instantaneous and peer-to-peer nature —have amplified harms facing democracies. Continue Reading >


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