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Peris Wairimu: I Won’t Let Politicians Use Me

It is less than five months before Kenyans go to the polls. With the electoral management system yet to be put in place, some registered voters feel that the country is not adequately prepared to hold free, fair and credible polls. One such voter is Peris Wairimu, a media student who will be casting her ballot for the first time. She states in her #MyVoterStory that she will vote only if the electoral system will be infallible. She also vows not to be manipulated by politicians.

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Michael Ng’ang’a: I Will Be Voting For Change

The countdown is on. Kenyans have exactly 136 days to the General Election that will be held on 8th August 2017. Who you vote for and where you vote is a personal choice but who comes to power will have ramifications on how the country is governed. Today on the #MyVoterStory segment, we feature Michael Ng’ang’a, a registered voter in Dagoretti, Nairobi County.

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Lillian Mbuthia: I Won’t Elect “Miracle Workers”

A number of Kenyan registered voters are still undecided on whether to take part in the 7th August General Election or not, and if they do, who to vote for. Lillian Mbuthia, a registered voter in Nakuru County, is one of them but hopes to have made up her mind by the time of casting the ballot. In her #MyVoterStory, she highlights what she will be expecting from the elected leaders.

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Godfrey Ouma: Sitachagua Vyama Bali Viongozi Waadilifu

Katika historia ya Uchaguzi Mkuu nchini Kenya, idadi kubwa ya wapiga kura imekuwa ikizingatia vyama au mirengo ya kisiasa kuliko sifa za watafutao uongozi.   Hii leo kwenye makala ya #UpigajiKuraWangu, Godfrey Ouma anaeleza kwa nini hataegemea vyama vya siasa atakapokuwa akichagua viongozi tarehe 8 Agosti 2017.

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Nowhere to hide: The Kenyan Government’s equipment that can “listen in” to your phone conversations

The Kenyan government has been intercepting telecommunications to facilitate the arrest, disappearance and extrajudicial murder of terror suspects. This is according to a new report by Privacy International, a UK based non-governmental organization that investigates the secret world of government surveillance and the companies that enable it.

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I’ll Be Voting For The “Lesser Evil”

As Kenya’s General Election approaches, the pool of candidates from which voters will choose keeps widening. This week on #MyVoterStory, Lillian Ng’ang’a, a 22-year old University student, explains why she has resigned to there being bad leaders in Kenya. She will be voting for the “lesser” evil leaders on 8th August 2017.

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My Voter Story: Philip Murgor

Ethnicity is a major factor in Kenyan politics. Tribes are seen more as singular voting blocs than as communities of people with diverse political views and interests, and politicians do not seem keen on changing this. Will Kenya outgrow this? In #MyVoterStory segment this week, we feature Philip Murgor, a Kenyan lawyer who says he will run for President in this year’s election. He equates democracy in the East African nation to Cancer.

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My Voter Story: Dennis Mbae

Africa Uncensored reporter Dennis Mbae will be voting in a General Election in Kenya for the first time on 8th August 2017. He is among millions of young people who hope their vote will count in the 50+1 arithmetic. In his #MyVoterStory, he explains why the value of a single vote is inestimable.

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My Voter Story: Sheena Makena

In the March 2013 election, the average age of the female voter in Nairobi was 35, and like many other parts of Kenya, there were far more registered male voters than there were female registered voters, with 236,612 more men registered than women. The reasons why there were fewer women on the ballot in Kenya’s most urban county have yet to be discussed. Will the voter register reflect a change this time around? One woman certainly hopes so. This is Sheena Makena-Ngondi’s #MyVoterStory. She will be voting in Nairobi in the upcoming general election.

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My Voter Story: John-Allan Namu

The numbers from the just concluded Mass Voter Registration exercise undertaken by Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission are in. They have registered 3.7 million voters against a target of 6.1 million new voters. Has apathy set in to the mindset of the voter? Today, Africa Uncensored’s John-Allan Namu shares his #MyVoterStory and why he can understand voter apathy.

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