By David Zaremkba, AGLI Coordinator
AGLI Working Group
member, Andrew Peterson, set up a webpage, kenyanelections2013.org,
which we have been updating regularly with news and FCPT/AGLI work on
election violence prevention. If you would like to have an update since
this issue of PeaceWays-AGLI has gone to press, please visit the website.
For March 1 through 10, 2013, the website had 22,203 hits, but most
of these were just explorations from the internet as only 1929 different
individuals stayed on the site for more than one minute. If you Googled
“Kenya elections” during this time, the website was frequently
one near the top of the list. The website led to one inquiry from a
Daily Nation reporter on the number of successful women’s candidates
after Kathy Ossmann posted on this topic. This website also led a freelance
reporter to visit our voter education training in Lake Basin and a long
article about the election, including our work, in a Dutch newspaper.
was also an active participant on the Kenyan Consultation calls, using
Skype to connect those in Kenya including CAPI and TTT with Quaker policy
organizations, FCNL in Washington, DC, QUNO-New York, and QPSW in England.
We are working on developing a joint evaluation to assess the total
Quaker work before, during, and after the election.