Kenya’s electoral system slammed for harboring negative ethnicity

Former Chairperson of the Independent Review Commission, Johann Kriegler, has termed Kenya’s electoral system as one held captive by a deeply entrenched culture of negative ethnicity.

Kriegler who spoke Monday during the opening of a Law Society of Kenya colloquium on last year’s presidential petitions said the country had however developed one of the most sophisticated electoral regimes, something he said has enhanced poll management.

But according to Justice Kriegler, suspicions between rival camps have eroded advancements made in poll management with perceptions of election rigging gaining prominence.