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Vote buying is a big problem in Kenya. How to curb it before the 2022 elections

By Aaron Erlich, Assistant Professor, Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University
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“Vote buying” – when a voter exchanges his or her vote for some form of compensation in an election – plagues many electoral contexts across sub-Saharan African. Over the last two decades, however, Kenya has witnessed some of the highest rates of vote buying in sub-Saharan Africa.

According to Afrobarometer data between 2003 and 2014, more than a quarter of the population said they engaged in vote buying. Afrobarometer’s estimates are likely an understatement of the true scope of the problem.…The Conversation

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