Kenyans reporting anomalies in the March 4 election through the internet and telecommunication will be guaranteed higher security on the Ushahidi platform.
The non-profit open source software developer has allocated Sh64 million won from the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions to build a reserve and develop technological security measures to protect platform users.
The platform whose software also specialises in information collection, visualisation and interactive mapping aims to enable Kenyans collectively push for more transparent democracy.
Ushahidi also aims to provide election watchers, human rights activists, international media, and foreign governments will have an enhanced view of developments on the ground.
The organisation which started in 2008 after the 2007-2008 post election violence aims to achieve this through crowd sourced maps that aggregate text messages, tweets, photos, and descriptions from phones and computers.