Challenges to Free and Fair Elections:
- Candidates from big political parties enjoy an advantage in terms of money and resources. This does not allow a level playing field for smaller parties and independent candidates.
- People with criminal background are well entrenched in some constituencies.
- Some families have been dominating different political parties. This trend rules out the possibility of a new entrant rising up.
- The major political parties are more or less similar in their policies and programmes and thus voters may not have a real choice.