Jijulishe, an SMS and Android app developed by Antony Wainaina Kariuki, a student of Kenya’s Strathmore University wants to help Kenyans be aware of their constitutional rights through basic civil education.
The app has the country’s new constitution and voting procedure, a move the developer and his team say will make Kenyan’s knowledgeable about the rules of the land and their rights just before the forthcoming general elections.
Introducing it during the OpenMic session Thursday February 21 at the MWEA2013 conference, Antony said the “Jijulishe” idea first came to him when Google Kenya in association with @iLabAfrica held a “Software Apps For Elections” devfest on his campus.
The devfest saw students from various universities come together to develop apps that may be of use for Kenyans during the election period. Kenya goes to an election March 4 2013 according to the new constitution.
Kariuki told TechMoran that, “Jijulishe is being developed to solve the problem of lack of adequate information about the new constitution. It has details on the voting procedure, the new elective positions according to the constitution, the timeline of the election period, information on run-offs, roles of the elected leaders and new constitution boundaries.”
Kariuki said the on release, the app will fully run on Android and SMS (with limited features).