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August 08, 2017
Before dawn at Westlands Primary School this morning, voters queued patiently for the start of voting. While most voting streams at this polling center began voting on time at 6 am, a few were delayed as poll workers finalized their paperwork and preparations for the day. The security presence was... Read More
August 07, 2017
The usual bustling capital city of Nairobi is eerily quiet tonight as Kenyans brace for what is expected to be a very competitive round of general elections tomorrow. Many residents have already left Nairobi for their rural homes upcountry to cast their vote and wait out the election results.... Read More
August 02, 2017
On August 8th, Kenyans will vote in the most competitive election in the country’s history. There are more than 14,000 candidates vying for just 1,882 elective positions. For the presidency, incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta will compete against former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in a rematch of... Read More
March 07, 2017
This February, I had the pleasure of participating in a week of technical trainings in Kenya with the U.S. House of Representatives’ House Democracy Partnership (HDP) program. Two fellow trainers and I partnered with staff from IRI from Washington D.C. and Kenya to... Read More
December 12, 2016
Today is Jamhuri Day in Kenya and we are celebrating 53 years as an independent republic. Jamhuri Day marks an important milestone for my country and its people in terms of social, economic and political progress. In President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ... Read More
December 08, 2016
Touted as one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, the passage of the Constitution in 2010 brought with it great promise and high expectations for Kenyans. With a comprehensive Bill of Rights and a special emphasis on economic, social and cultural rights, the Constitution places... Read More
December 03, 2016
Our political party, civil society and governance initiatives are designed to give a voice to and serve the needs of the ordinary citizen. Yet in many places where we work, traditionally marginalized groups like persons with disabilities remain unrepresented in and sidelined from democratic... Read More
October 10, 2016
Today, October 11, 2016, the world commemorates the fifth International Day of the Girl Child. This year’s theme focuses on adolescent girls and the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on... Read More
September 21, 2016
In Kenya, International Peace Day is being celebrated with a plan: a plan to mitigate conflict through improved local governance. IRI has been working with community leaders, local government officials, and county elders to understand and alleviate conflict in Kenya’s northwestern Baringo County.... Read More
December 02, 2015
More than one billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, live with some form of disability. Around the world, persons with disabilities face physical, social, economic and discriminatory barriers that often exclude them from participating fully and effectively as equal... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs

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