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Background

Mchaguzi is designed as a one-stop open data solution to comprehensively bridge the information gap between prospective voters, electoral candidates, journalists, diaspora and Kenya’s electoral system.

Why Mchaguzi?

The primary intent is to create an information portal to enhance grassroot voter education and citizen data journalism to provide accurate, timely and informed electoral  intelligence for informed decision making. is designed to bridge the information gap between prospective voters and the Kenyan electoral system.

What Mchaguzi Intends to Achieve

As such, the key expected outcome will be is to enhance the capacity of Kenyan voters to actively participate in making rational electoral decisions and meaningfully participate in democratic processes before, during and after the 2022 General Election. This will especially address the voter apathy among the youth, young women and disenfranchised groups. Additional expected outcomes of the project includes enhancing citizen journalism during elections, inculcating a spirit of volunteerism amongst the youth, supporting inclusive civic education for diaspora voters, first-time voters and youth and women voters; and the creation of a community of practice with actors in the civic-tech space in the development and deployment of citizen electoral intelligence platforms across Africa... 

Pillars of Mchaguzi

Road to August 9th

A countdown tool detailing the time remaining to notable dates gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission e.g. dates for party primaries, submission of party membership lists and the General Election date 

Access Electoral Calendar

Ahadi Zao

A portal to list, track, compare and profile political pledges by individual candidates and track election manifestos by registered political parties and coalitions. This will also track declarations and pronouncements made during campaign rallies. 

Read the Manifestos

Campaign Trail

An online tool domiciled in the Ushahidi platform to visualize and map the electoral boundaries and help voters geolocate their polling stations. In addition, the mapper will track the campaign trails of presidential candidates across Kenya and support mapping of reported incidences of electoral violence in the country.  

View the Campaign Tracker

Chama Companion

A comprehensive compendium of the registered political parties in Kenya with details of their background and development, political ideology, key officials, policy documents, structure, programmes and campaign strategies. The rationale is to empower Kenyan voters to understand the ideology of political parties in order to entrench multiparty democracy.  

Learn About Kenyan Political Parties

Candidate Watch

A portal to the political profiles of all election candidates nominated by political parties and independent candidates. This will link the politicians’ official public social media platforms to enhance the visibility of candidates to prospective voters. 

Access Electoral Calendar

Media Monitor

A portal to the political profiles of all election candidates nominated by political parties and independent candidates. This will link the politicians’ official public social media platforms to enhance the visibility of candidates to prospective voters. 

Access Electoral Calendar
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