Simply Put: Should Kenyan media undertake parallel vote tallying?

Politics | 2 months ago

Kenyan media houses should fight any attempt to curtail them from broadcasting the final presidential election results as announced at the constituencies in the August polls. In a lively discussion at Standard Group PLC’s “Simply Put” podcast, law scholar Prof. Ben Sihanya says the courts have insulated the media, and generally all Kenyans who can hold paper and pen, on the question of collating the final vote. The podcast featured a discussion of Civil Appeal No.105 of 2017, famously known as the Maina Kiai decision, and its implications on the August vote. The decision turned the tables on Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair as relates his presupposed role in affirming presidential election results.