Resources for Electoral Reporting
Read The supreme law of Kenya, promulgated in August 2010 which replaced the repealed Constitution of Kenya
Track Bills at their various stages in parliament
- Elections Act-
- IEBC Act-
- Political Parties Act-
- Commission Revenue Allocation Act
Key sections for political journalist:
Bill of Rights- chapter four
- Article 33 Freedom of Expression
- Article 34 Freedom of the media
- Article 35 Access to information
- Article 36 Freedom of Association
Representation of the people- chapter seven
- Article 81-87 Electoral systems and process
- Article 88-90 IEBC and delimitation of electoral units
- Article 91-92 Political parties
Devolved government - chapter eleven
- Article 176 -185 county governments
- Articles 186-187 functions and powers of county governments
- Article 188 boundaries of counties
Read some of the laws in Kenya that touch on the media.
An ACT of Parliament to provide for the establishment of the Media Council of Kenya; for the conduct and discipline of journalists and the media; for the self-regulation of the media and for connected purposes enacted by the Parliament of Kenya.
Regulations made by the Minister for information and communications in consultation with the Communications Commission of Kenya under the Kenya Information & Communications Act, 1998
The Kenya Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations, 2009
Regulations made by the Minister of information and communications in consultation with the Communications Commission of Kenya under the Kenya Information & Communications Act, 1998 to make further and more particular provisions on the regulation of broadcasting services.
The Kenya Broadcasting Act
The Kenya Broadcasting Corporation Act. Chapter 221. Revised edition 2009 (1998).
Provides for criminal libel, which is punishable by imprisonment, and is a serious disincentive to journalism.