Group of young men who say they are victims of police injustices in Korogocho slums in Nairobi, Kenya, September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Monicah Mwangi

Kenya: How will the low number of young voters play out in August?

Although 22.1 million voters are registered for Kenya’s general polls in August, up from 19.6 million five years ago, only 39.84% of those ... voters are young people, says Wafula Chebukati, chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The polls body blames the low figures on economic hardships and corruption in the country that has discouraged the youth from engaging in the electoral process.

Kenyan Deputy President Ruto campaign rally in Nairobi

Kenya 2022: Will Ruto weather the storm for voter-rich Mount Kenya?

Deputy President William Ruto is now facing rebellion from his Kenya Kwanza Alliance parties in the voter-rich Mount Kenya region over the blocking ... of candidates who are running for the parliament, senate and governor seats because they are not directly from his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. At the centre of the problem is Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua, whom many are referring to as a ‘dictator’.