Who is Kura Yangu, Sauti Yangu
Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu is citizen led coalition spearheaded by a number of like-minded civil society organizations, who have come together to proactively support Kenya’s preparations for the 2017 elections with a view to ensuring that the country minimizes the risks related to dysfunctional electoral competition which the country has experienced in the recent elections
The Coalition is currently made up of 12 like –minded organizations with the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) as the Secretariat. These are:-
The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC), (the Current Secretariat)
The Constitution and Reforms Education Consortium (CRECO)
The Civil Society Organizations Reference Group (CSO-RG)
The Africa Center for Open Governance (AFRICOG)
The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya)
The Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU)
Kenyans for Peace with Truth and Justice (KPTJ)
Development through Media
Kenya Correspondents Association ( KCA)
1. To provide a platform for political dialogue, input and answers for the six key electoral issues that the coalition has identified.
2. To highlight key electoral issues that need political interventions and to encourage public discussions around those
3. To collect proposals from on the key electoral issues from stakeholders and encourage the implementation of such proposals.
4. To generate the requisite political oversight on policy and other technical issues related to electoral governance in Kenya.
In the aftermath of the disputed 2007 Presidential elections, Kenya experienced largescale violence that verged on civil war. Reponses to the violence prompted wide-ranging governance reforms and reinvigorated the country’s stalled constitutional reform process. This culminated in a new Constitution in 2010, which captured several of these reforms, including the establishment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to replace the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK) which had been disbanded in the wake of the violence. The new Constitution embraced many reforms to the electoral process, among them providing greater political representation for women through affirmative action provisions.