CAPF is an alliance of governance focused civil society organizations in Kenya that bring together their expertise, experiences and programmatic resources towards the improvement of practice and culture of political party financing in the country.
Hence, CAPF members will be monitoring the elections as part of the Coalition’s mission to scrutinize the link between campaign funds and politics, thereby, reducing corruption and institutionalizing multi-party democracy in Kenya.
Although the Coalition will limit its monitoring exercise to Nairobi province, it will collaborate with other organizations currently working in other parts of the country to monitor nationally, the financing of aspirants - both parliamentary and civic level.
The scope of monitoring will be limited to the income and expenditures of the aforementioned candidates and parties. The breakdown of which is outlined below:
1ST APRIL 2008
WHAT: A PUBLIC DEBATE ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY IN THE CONDUCT OF THE 2007 ELECTIONS
WHO: DR CHARLES OTIENO : EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
POLITY AND POLICY
DATE: WEDNESDAY 2ND APRIL 2008
TIME: 8.30 AM - 12.OO NOON
WHERE: SAROVA STANLEY , NAIROBI, KENYA
Print Media Monitoring Report of the 2007 General Elections in Kenya - Campaign Coverage by African Woman and Child and the Coalition on Accountable Political Financing.
The Coalition for Accountable Political Financing (CAPF) yesterday wrote a letter to the ECK chairman Samuel Kivuitu of their intention to monitor party financing around the General Elections.
The Political parties and individual politicians are currently pouring a lot of money to sway their supporters to vote in their favor during party nominations and on the Election Day- 27th December, 2007.
The passing of the Political Parties Bill in Parliament yesterday is a landmark event on a process that began sixteen years ago.
“We are happy with the outcome and this also brings to an end the absence of solid constitutional provisions governing parties and elections in Kenya,” says a CAPF member.