The Effectiveness Of The New Electoral Laws In Curbing Post Election Violence In Kenya

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ABSTRACT

This research was undertaken to collect data on the new legal order in Kenya with the ultimate

goal of establishing their efficacy in preventing and curbing election and post-ckction \ iokncc

in Kenya. The research covered the whole country with emphasis on the areas most aflectcd by

the 2007-2008 election violence. It unraveled a number of loopholes that hinder the complete

efficacy of the new legal order as well as those that were in the repealed legal order but corrccll'd

by the new legal order.

The repealed legal order was in many ways lacking in laws that protected the public against the

perpetrators of post-election violence for their own selfish needs. The research established th.rt

t."r; various election and post-election violence outbreaks that culminated to the ~007-20!18

violence were mainly instigated by hate speech and tribalism. From these two land issues

emerged. The old legal order as established by the research, had lax or no laws that crti:cti~c·ly

protected the public against these causes of violence while the new legal order has extensi\clv

provided for them.

A.\though there still exists various loopholes in addressing these issues, mechanisms have been

set in motion to effectively put into use the new legal order. These include various reforms in the

judiciary, the police and the legislation and most of all the implementation of the nc\\ constitution.

In addition there is need for stakeholders to work together through a coordinated approach

because the problems and needs presented by election violence are multifaceted and thus need a rnnl!i-sectoral and participatory approach involving the government. civil society and the citizens.

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APA

SSA, R (2021). The Effectiveness Of The New Electoral Laws In Curbing Post Election Violence In Kenya. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 19, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/the-effectiveness-of-the-new-electoral-laws-in-curbing-post-election-violence-in-kenya

MLA 8th

Research, SSA. "The Effectiveness Of The New Electoral Laws In Curbing Post Election Violence In Kenya" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/the-effectiveness-of-the-new-electoral-laws-in-curbing-post-election-violence-in-kenya . Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

MLA7

Research, SSA. "The Effectiveness Of The New Electoral Laws In Curbing Post Election Violence In Kenya". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 19 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/the-effectiveness-of-the-new-electoral-laws-in-curbing-post-election-violence-in-kenya >.

Chicago

Research, SSA. "The Effectiveness Of The New Electoral Laws In Curbing Post Election Violence In Kenya" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-effectiveness-of-the-new-electoral-laws-in-curbing-post-election-violence-in-kenya