The role of mediation in promotion of Kenyans’ sovereignty during election disputes management
Muhiu, Magdaline Wairimu
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Electoral mediation is relatively a new concept in Africa. With the historical and default preference for litigation of electoral disputes, minimal scholarship has been done regarding the role of mediation in election disputes management and its relationship to the promotion of sovereignty of the people. While the complexity of electoral disputes almost demands litigation as a means of settlement, this study contends that this adversarial process is inconsistent to the people’s need to exercise their sovereign power. It therefore explores the opportunities in mediation notwithstanding its shortcomings and seeks an amalgamation of mediation and the judicial process with emphasis and priority on the former.