[Podcast] Mzalendo Trust Monitors Kenya’s Parliament through Digital Tools

Parliamentary monitoring sites allow citizens to keep an eye on the people in power. They make it easy to find out who represents you, what’s being debated, and how members have voted. Mzalendo Trust, located is a non-partisan entity that keeps an eye on Kenyan Parliament with a mission to facilitate public participation in Parliamentary processes through Information Sharing, Research, and Networking.

In this episode we spoke to Philip Gichana about Mzalendo Trust. We looked at how effective this tool is, how the public responds to it, and how the media benefits from information shared on this platform, but most importantly we spoke about the interesting processes of data collection and visualisation that happen in the background.

Mzalendo Trust is one of the grantees in the Charter Project Africa initiative. The Charter Project Africa is a three-year pan-African initiative supporting civil society to promote the continental commitments contained in the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance (ACDEG). This charter is a central African Union policy document that aims to advance democratic governance in African Union member states.

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This podcast episode is co-funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of The Charter Project Africa and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union

Also read Keeping the police accountable with digital anti-corruption tools and Tool review: What information are parliamentary monitoring websites imparting to citizens

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