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Elections in the Republic of Kenya: The Difference between 2002 and 2007
A look at the election process in Kenya in 2002 and 2007, with a focus on the corruption involved.
# 152690 | 1,797 words | 3 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Apr 18, 2013 in Political Science (Election and Campaigns)

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The paper reviews the 2002 and the 2007 elections with a focus on whether the principles of democracy were upheld or breached. The paper describes the various strategies employed in order for the candidates to capture their presidential seats and shows how the 2007 elections was allegedly rigged through a sophisticated process of vote buying and brainwashing of citizens. The paper compares the 2002 and 2007 elections and discusses how elections in 2007 were marred by violence and loss of lives, while in 2002 there was almost no violence.

Rigging of the 2007 Elections
Political Developments in 2002

From the Paper:

"Kenya is located in East Africa and the countries that border it are Ethiopia to the North, Somalia to the East, Uganda to the West, and Sudan to the North-West and Tanzania to the South-West. It lies between longitudes 36 degrees East and 42 degrees East and latitudes 5 degrees North and 5 degrees South. Kenya is a country on the East of Africa and it has a population of 38,610,097 people of whom 19,192,458 are male and 19,417,639 are female. Kenya achieved her independence from British colonial rule on 12th December 1963. It is a republic in which the President and other leaders are elected at three levels in general elections, namely at the local government level, parliamentary level and presidential level. The people elect the councilor of their respective wards, the Member of Parliament for their constituency and the President for the whole country. However, there have been introduction of the posts of governor and senator in the newly passed constitution of 2010. There are two languages used in Kenya, namely the official language which is English and the national language which is Kiswahili. Kenya's population is made up of 42 tribes. Kenya's capital city is Nairobi and the country relies on tourism and agriculture of tea, coffee and horticultural products to earn its revenue."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • European Union Electoral Observation Mission (2002).Kenya General Elections 27 December 2002 http://eeas.europa.eu/human_rights/election_observation/kenya_2007/final_report_en.pdf
  • Edger (2010).Julian Assange On Why The World Needs WikiLeakshttp://www.docudharma.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=22231
  • Kenyan Education Guide (2010).2009 Kenya population & housing census results.http://kenyaeducationguide.com/article/1/2009-population-housing-census-results

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