Nairobi: Monday, September 8, 2014
Retired South African Judge Johannes Kriegler says success in elections requires that electoral reforms be matched by political reforms. He told a gathering of political parties and media that political party must have values and legitimacy. He said He warned that "Democracy cannot thrive in a country where political parties are dark horses aimed at realizing a politician’s ambitions".
Kriegler was speaking at two-day workshop of self-examination convened by IEBC to share the critical assessment on the conduct of 2013 general elections as a way of ensuring improved performance towards and during the 2017 elections.
The forum will evaluate the electoral process including the enabling legal framework, voter registration, voter education, nomination of candidates, logistical arrangements and the actual voting and results transmission.