Kenyan Election Watch: The women have it — Female candidates dominate like never before
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Politics and Society Kenyan Election Watch: The women have it — Female candidates dominate like never before

With the presidential results in and Kenyans finally on the other end of a long election tally there are some victories to embrace. Women have dominated the polls by securing seats that have never been held by a woman and gaining overwhelmingly community support, with some counties choosing women for their entire leadership suite. 

Kenya Election Watch: Queer groups were approved to observe elections by electoral body 
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Politics and Society Kenya Election Watch: Queer groups were approved to observe elections by electoral body 

For the first time in Kenya’s history, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) accredited individuals from various local queer organisations as Election Observers. The unprecedented move has furthered the #Queeringtheballot campaign that seeks to improve the civic education and engagement of sexual and gender minorities.