The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Kenya's general election held on 27 December 2002. The group was chaired by Professor Adebayo Adedeji, former Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Development and Reconstruction of Nigeria and founder of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies, and was comprised of 9 observers in total.
The group found the electoral process to be credible, the conditions existed for a free expression of the will by the electors and the results reflected the wishes of the people.
Roli Degazon-Johnson PhD is Education Adviser, Social Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom.
Map of Kenya Letter of Transmittal Acknowledgements Introduction Terms of Reference Preparation and Activities of the Group 1. Political Background Independent Kenya Return to Multiparty Politics Contemporary Political Context Pre-Election Political Developments The Constitutional Review 2. The Institutional and Legal Framework The Constitution The Electoral Commission of Kenya National Assembly and Presidential Elections Act The Local Government Act Kenya Broadcasting Campaign Finance Voters and Voter Registration Changes in Law and Procedures Other 3. Preparations for the Election Voter Registration Presidential Candidates Nomination of Parliamentary and Civic Candidates Political Parties Parliamentary Constituencies Civic and Voter Education Women Polling Stations Materials Election Officials Security Electoral Commission's Liaison with Outside Bodies International Observers Domestic Observers 4. The Campaign and the Media The Campaign The Media Overall Assessment 5. The Poll, Count and Results Process The Poll The Closure, Count and Collation Conclusions and Recommendations Conclusions Recommendations Annexes