The general elections are almost here with us. This electoral cycle has been extremely eventful. We have changed laws and personnel in charge of the polls all with a view to improving the processes.
With only a week to the polls, save for last-minute issues, all that is required to ensure that the elections are free, fair and peaceful. The key question is, are they?
The electoral management body is central to the credibility of the polls. They are constitutionally mandated to put in place administrative and logistical arrangements necessary to run an election.
This ranges from hiring temporary staff, procurement, developing regulations, preparing a register of voters, putting in place technology and training among other areas.