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Site FAQs

1) What is the aim of Mzalendo?

Mzalendo (‘Patriot’ in Swahili) is a non-partisan project started in 2003 whose mission is to ‘keep an eye on the Kenyan parliament.’ Mzalendo site seeks to promote greater public voice and enhance public participation in politics by providing relevant information about the National Assembly and Senate activities.

2) When was Mzalendo founded? Who founded it?

Mzalendo was founded in 2005 by Conrad Akunga and Ory Okolloh.

3) Who else is involved with the site?

The site is supported by a number of partner organisations and through the hard work of a number of volunteers

4) How should I can I get in touch with Mzalendo.com?

You can use the Contact Page

5) What policies does the site operate?

See Policies for more information on this point

6) What is the aim of the scorecard?

The aim of the scorecard is provide citizens of a means of assessing the performance of their elected representative. You can find our more about the scorecard here

7) Will you be adding more data to the site?

Yes we will, data soon to be added to the site includes: - Registered voter numbers data - County demographic data

8) Will you be adding additional features to the site?

Yes, over the coming months a number of additional features will be added to the site improving:

  • Representative accountabilty
  • Information sharing
  • User engagement

9) I really love Mzalendo - how can I volunteer to help?

Great! You can contact us via the Contact Page

10) I have a complaint about the site/content - what should I do?

Please contact us via the Contact Page