State now bars donors from funding elections

An IEBC official checks a voter’s details during the Ugenya by-election in Siaya on April 5, 2019.

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What you need to know:

  • However, an IEBC official who spoke in confidence, said it would be “almost impossible” to run most of the 2022-related activities without donor funding.
  • Unless the government’s order is reversed, the donors will be restricted to just institutional strengthening of programmes such as training.

The government is moving to curb the influence foreign money in elections by blocking direct financing of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ahead of the 2022 polls.

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