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Kenyan Elections: What Trust & Safety Teams Need To Know

On August 9, Kenya will hold one of the most contested presidential elections in recent history. With controversial candidates, likelihood of a runoff, and a troublesome history of elections, the impact of current events will be felt both on the streets and online.

ActiveFence has compiled this guide to inform teams of the highest risks including terror, hate speech, social unrest, and disinformation and misinformation.

Here, we provide an analysis of the factors contributing to these harms, including:

  • A risk matrix of rising online harms
  • Kenya’s electoral history and political context
  • Drivers and of each threat
  • How we can help