Cases of murder and chaos dropped drastically during the just concluded 9th August 2022 General Elections according to an investigative report released by Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR).
According to the report released by the chairperson of KNCHR, Mrs. Roseline Odede before the stakeholders and other public organizations, the report indicated that seven people were reported to have died during the election period compared to 99 people who died during the 2017 General Elections.
The report also showed that there were cases of voter bribery before and during the Election Day. 49 cases of interruption of political rallies by the opponent groups have also been captured in the report.
The Human Rights Commission however proposed some of the measures to be taken by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) together with other stakeholders. The measures proposed include the vacancies that will be created by IEBC Commissioners who are expected to retire early next year. Another issue raised concerns the four descending Commissioners who are likely to be thrown out of the Commission by the parliament.
Representatives from other Commissions and organizations present in the sitting praised the report by the Commission and promised to work hand in hand with the Commission to ensure there is smooth election process most especially in areas affected in previous elections.