[kictanet] Invitation to Participate in ' Talk to IEBC'

Benson Muite benson_muite at emailplus.org
Tue Jul 19 09:48:11 EAT 2022

On 7/14/22 12:05, Barrack Otieno via KICTANet wrote:
> Dear Moses,
> Many thanks for your observations. I totally agree with you. Would you 
> support any form of tools that IEBC can use to avail some of this 
> information easily. Accessibility is definately a key issue. I tried 
> accessing the Website yesterday but could not make it i guess due to 
> demand. Be that as it may it would be great to have a website that 
> factors in our differently abled brothers and sisters. Would appreciate 
> specific recommendations on the tools IEBC can use. The time is shortly 
> but as Commissioner Wanderi said yesterday, time is never short for good 
> ideas to be implemented. Listers, Keep the ideas coming.
> Best Regards
> On Thu, Jul 14, 2022 at 10:12 AM Moses Karanja via KICTANet 
> <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke <mailto:kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>> 
> wrote:
>     Two observations:
>     1. *Dedicate more attention to the official website as the main
>     communication channel. *There seems to be an assumption that
>     Facebook and Twitter are public spaces. If you compare the
>     information posted on IEBC's Facebook page and what is on their
>     website, you will realize the idea of /public access/ to information
>     is compromised. Facebook does not allow unsigned-in individuals to
>     access more than a sneak peak of pages, even the so called "public"
>     ones, despite the claims they make. Facebook also breaks RSS feeds
>     every so often to force people to sign up on those surveillance
>     platforms. This is not a request to Facebook to make their
>     surveillance platform more public-friendly, rather a request to IEBC
>     to treat public information as truly public by investing in their
>     official website.
>     2. *Publish standardized machine readable data.* The report IEBC
>     published regarding 2013 election is different from what they
>     published in 2017 and it is again different from the 2022 tables.
>     Posting PDFs makes using that data harder and creates room for error
>     as the conversion of such data to formats like csv increases
>     entropy. This request has been made by so many people in the last
>     decade+ you feel there is more to this refusal than plain technical
>     limits.
Conversion of presidential, gubernatorial, senate and national assembly 
candidate lists to CSV format https://gitlab.com/chaguoke2022/wateuliwa
>     - Njoroge wa Karanja
>     On 2022-07-13 14:02, Barrack Otieno via KICTANet wrote:

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