We believe that when citizens are well aware of the power they hold and have an understanding on how proper application of that power could translate to improvement in their quality of life, they can make better decisions during elections. Under this program, we enhance citizen awareness of their sovereign power and functions of elective officers with a view of improving the quality political leadership where elected leaders are responsive to citizen needs as envisioned Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya. The key components of this program are:
Voter education: We educate citizens on legal provisions that guide elections including the Political Parties Act, 2012 and Elections Act, 2012. Our voter education interventions are designed to increase citizen awareness on the importance of participating in elections, electoral cycle, elective positions and corresponding roles, the voting process, qualities of good leadership and electoral offenses.
Social Vetting: We support citizens to apply the provisions of Chapter 6 in the constitution of Kenya to identify good leaders. We build the capacity of citizens to use social vetting as a tool for determining the suitability of aspirants to hold elective positions. We work with citizens to design social vetting tools, support them to form social vetting committees and facilitate those committees to conduct the vetting process and have citizens make choices based on the leadership capabilities of aspirants.
Political party democracy: We advocate for inclusion of youth and women in political party structures and work with political party structures and other stakeholders to promote citizen participation in political parties and fairness in party nominations at county levels.