CRECO is governed on the basis of a Trust Deed. The Deed has established a Management Committee comprising the Trustees, a Governing Council comprising a representative from each CSO and the General Assembly as the supreme decision-making organ of the consortium. The General Assembly elects a 7-member Management Committee (MC) ever two years to oversee the management of the Consortium. The Management Committee has established a secretariat to implement the programs and policies of the Consortium.
CRECO carried out Monitoring and Observation of the 2013 Kenyan General Elections using ICT methodology of crowd sourcing in collaboration with other partners in the Uchaguzi programme.The report will be realesed today Tuesday 5th March 2013 from 12.00 noon
President Mwai Kibaki officially launched the voter registration exercise which commenced on 19th November 2012 and ended on 18th December 2012. The registration drive was conducted for 30 days. IEBC hired and trained over 30,000 clerks to man 25,000 registration centers countrywide, using 15,000 Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) kits. The IEBC report indicated that a total of 14, 337, 399 Kenyans registered as voters, representing 79.7% of the 18 million Kenyans that had been targeted to be register. There was Voter apathy that saw very few people register.
The voters’ register was later opened for public inspection on 12th January 2013 and lasted till 27th January 2013. To confirm voting registration details, one needed to either send their national identity card or passport number to the short text message code 15872, or visit one’s registration centre.
Total Registered Votes per Province/Region.
1) Rift Valley- 2,990,873
2)Central – 1,976,063
3)Nyanza – 1,878,819
4)Eastern – 1,583,419
5)Nairobi – 1,548,217
6)Western – 1,283,353
7)Coast – 994,070
The 2013 General Elections will be a pivotal moment in Kenya’s history. It will be the first election under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 which brings a raft of changes and reforms. It will also be the first general election since the tragically flawed Elections of 2007.
CRECO plans to carry out Election monitoring and observation using ICT on a larger scale compared to 2010 and to continue to build the capacity of Civil Society to do the same. The 2013 general elections will be unique as the voters will be required to vote for 6 elective posts from the customary three. There is the possibility of confusion, long queues and impatience among voters because of the changes.
This took place at Southern Sun hotel in Westlands on 7th December 2012 from 5.30 p.m. to 11.00 p.m. A total of 87 participants ( 58 male & 29 female). Media houses such as GBS and Rai news were represented. The master of Ceremony for the CSOYA Gala Awards event was none other than Mr. Ndolo Asasa. The 2012 CSOYA awards were the 6th since the programme was launched in 2007.
|Civil Society of the Year Award Overall Winner 2012||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)||1st Runners UpIndependent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU)2nd Runners UpLegal Resources Foundation (LRF)|
|Leadership, Management & Governance||Independent Medico Legal Unit – IMLU||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)|
|Financial Management & Stewardship||Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)|
|Human Resource & Talent Management||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)||Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)|
|Productivity & Quality||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)||Independent Medico Legal Unit – IMLU|
|Community Focus & Mobilisation||Independent Medico Legal Unit – IMLU||Legal Resources Foundation (LRF)|
|Capturing Results||Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA – K)||Kituo Cha Sheria|
|CSOYA Jury Best Learning Organization||Centre for Enhancing Democracy & Good Governance (CEDGG)|
Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) released its Status of violence report. The report is a compilation of reports by the Long Term Observers who had been deployed in the 47 counties and had been monitoring any possible eruption of violence and report to CRECO.
Some of the findings included;
- There is a general increase in violence over the period
- Political motivation is the leading factor in violence followed by resources and ethnicity
- More civilians are seen as perpetrators compared to state actors
- Hate speech has taken a new form – non prominent people, non high profile meetings
To download the report click on STATUS REPORT VIOLENCE AUG-OCT2012
Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) held its press conference yesterday at 680 Hotel from 2.00 p.m. and denounced the move by the members of the parliament to extend the term of the TRJC.
For more information click here to download the statement.CRECO TJRC PRESS STATEMENT 22 11 12
The upcoming general elections in Kenya, slated for March 04 2013, are the second-most important since the independence elections held in May 1963. While most of Kenya’s electoral processes have largely been peaceful (save for 1992, 1997 and 2007), there remains fissures that always point to a breakdown of electoral rules and general disorder in most of the elections held since resumption of multiparty politics.
Download the full paper here: The Constitution Implementation Process with a Focus on Elections oct 2012