Towards true democracy in East Africa: a critical analysis of electoral expenses laws and practice of Tanzania and Kenya

dc.contributor.authorLeandy, Agatha
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-18T08:56:55Z
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-08T11:38:23Z
dc.date.available2019-06-18T08:56:55Z
dc.date.available2020-01-08T11:38:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.descriptionAvailable in print formen_US
dc.description.abstractOverspending in elections in Tanzania and Kenya has still continued to be a problem despite the existence of laws which regulate electoral expenses. Politicians spend a lot in elections. This denies the poor people their constitutional right to participate in governance of their country and discourages people who have no money to participate in electoral process. It is on this factual situation that this work is tailored to analyze the position of electoral laws and practice in ensuring free and fair elections focusing on Tanzania and Kenya. The methodology used in this work is documentary review and personal interview with different stake holders such as lawyers and politicians as well as the officials in different institutions in both Tanzania and Kenya. News, presentations and discussions in televisions, radio and newspaper was observed through observation method. This work found among others that, the laws of electoral expenses in both Kenya and Tanzania have many deficiencies which need to be corrected. Furthermore, the institutions created by the law to implement election expenses laws have not performed their duties according to the law. Thus makes the implementation of electoral expenses laws impossible. Therefore, it is recommended that the laws be amended to correct deficiencies and the institutions be restructured, the appointment procedures of the members should be more democratic in order to give the institutions the required independence.en_US
dc.identifier.citationLeandy, Aen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/6212
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Dar es Salaamen_US
dc.subjectElection lawen_US
dc.subjectDemocracyen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectEasten_US
dc.subjectFinanceen_US
dc.subjectTanzaniaen_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titleTowards true democracy in East Africa: a critical analysis of electoral expenses laws and practice of Tanzania and Kenyaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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