Kenya Bars Foreign Donations For Its Elections

The government is reportedly moving to curb the influence foreign money in elections, by blocking direct financing of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ahead of the 2022 polls. The decision recently confirmed in a letter to the UN Development Fund - which has been managing the election funding - this comes as international organisations involved in election support programmes plan to return, after closing at the end of the 2017 polls. Unless the government's order is reversed, the donors will be restricted to just institutional strengthening of programmes, such as training.

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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials get ready for the day at Municipal Park in Naivasha (file photo).

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