The researcher was prompted to find out the role of media particularly the
community radio stations, if they really report election events like mobilization
of voter registration, influence on choices of parties, holding opinion polls,
candidate interviews, and party advertisements during national elections in
The research was carried out with the following objectives which were to
examine the media in the coverage of national elections in Kisumu District of
Kenya. To analyze influence of media to the voters in making informed choices
of parties and candidates they wish to support during elections. To find out the
associate relationship between the media, Electoral Commission and the
government of Kenya towards realization of free and fair election. And to
determine constraints that face journalist during elections coverage in Kenya.
The researcher used questionnaires and interview guides and after data was
collected using tranquilization formulae which involved grouping different
methods of collecting data which included structured interview using interview
schedule, in-depth interview in form of interview guide, focused group
discussion using discussion guide, questionnaires and observation.
The findings also indicates that media programs citizen participation programs
that are inevitable since voters learn to bring politicians answerable to some
issues of public interests. This is because voters ask specific questions which
demand direct answers from their political candidates and since these
contestants wish to be elected, they find themselves trapped to answer such
questions during voters' participation election programs. Such programs are
the best when it comes to finding opinions in fact finding on how voters, parties
The researcher recommended that the government and the media through the
media council of Kenya should work closely to eliminate or significantly reduce
breaches of law and public trust by a section of the mass media.
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