- Alleged ‘hate speech’ phrases flagged by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), including madoadoa, were used in a political rally in Nairobi on 05thJune, sparking widespread debate across social media. This highlights the NCIC list’s lack of deterrent effect and could lead to further
- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) disqualified several aspirants from running for political seats over integrity and technicality issues while several presidential candidates protested their disqualification from the ballot.
Last 7 days
- – 04th June – Election Violence, Kirembe Grounds, Kisumu County – Supporters of Kisumu Central Member of Parliament (MP), identified as Fred Ouda, clashed with supporters of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) MP aspirant in the oncoming elections, identified as Joshua Oron, during a political campaign hosted by Kisumu Governor Anyang Nyong’o in Kirembe Grounds, Kisumu
- – 03rd June – Other, Bomet County – An election campaign billboard affiliated with the ‘Azimio la Umoja’ Coalition was vandalised by unidentified suspects in Bomet, Bomet County.
- – 01st June – Government Security Response, Kibarage, Nairobi County – Three suspects were arrested in Kibarage, Nairobi, Nairobi County, for allegedly kidnapping the security guard of Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris, and demanding a KES 100,000 (USD 855.80) ransom. Esther Passaris reported the incident to the police who then later arrested one suspect, leading them to Kibarage where the victim was being
- – 01st June – Election Violence, Embu, Embu County – Opposing political groups clashed during Madrake Day celebrations in Embu, Embu County. Government security forces managed to restore calm. No arrests were
- – 30th May – Protest, Bomas of Kenya, Lang’ata, Nairobi County
– Reports suggest that a presidential aspirant for the 09th August 2022 General Election identified as Mwangi wa Iria has blocked the entrance of Bomas of Kenya in Lang’ata, Nairobi County, seeking audience with officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). It was indicated that the individual protested after being left out of a list of presidential aspirants seeking clearance to run by the Commission.
Outlook – Next 7 days
- 06th June – Kenya Kwanza Coalition Political Campaign, Garissa
- 06th June – Azimio La Umoja Manifesto launch, Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi
- 13th to 19th June – Azimio La Umoja Coalition Political Campaign, Kisii, Nyamira, Homa Bay, Migori, Siaya and Kisumu
- 15th June – Kenya Kwanza Economic Forum Discussions, Turkana
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