Moved by the recent failure of electronic voter kits and contentions in our March 4 general elections and with same issues allover Africa, a team of developers have come up with M-Kura, a mobile phone voting platform for voters tovote in from anywhere in the world as long as they are registered and have access to a mobile network.
Michael Andrew Nduati, the founder of McAndrews Group Ltd, the firm behind M-Kura told TechMoran, “Voters simply register with their mobile phone details physically or they details can be entered manually by the M-KURA team and despite of the phone model once registered with the us, they can vote from anywhere.”
Nduati added that the system brings in convenience and transparency as it can be used anywhere in the world. The diaspora also will not be locked out.
M-KURA, is Swahili for mobile ballot and can be used for association or university elections, company AGM elections, Sacco elections and professional and political party elections.
To Nduati, the M-Kura app can even be implemented for just any elections, even general elections as mobile phone use in Africa is growing. SIM card registration helps introduces transparency as it can already be known how many have registered.
According to the CCK, Kenya has over 29 million mobile subscribers, such applications according to Nduati can help make life easier apart from just voting and can also be used in the business real just as phones.