New Study to Measure Kenya Diaspora Political Involvement


You are invited to participate in an online survey about the political engagement of Kenyans in the diaspora. Before taking part in this study, please read the consent form available at the link below and click on the “I Agree” button if you understand the statements and freely consent to participate in the study.

Consent Form

This study involves a web-based opinion survey to learn more about the political involvement of Kenyans living abroad. Participation in the study typically takes 20 minutes and is strictly confidential. The data collected will not contain any identifying information or any link back to you or your participation in this study. There is always the risk of compromising privacy, confidentiality, and/or anonymity when using the Internet. However, the risk to your physical, emotion, social, professional, or financial well-being is minimal. The benefit of participation in this study is providing information that could help shape plans to allow diaspora Kenyans to vote in national elections.

You are a volunteer. The decision to participate in this study is completely up to you. If you decide to take the survey, you may stop at any time. You will not be treated any differently if you decide not to participate or if you stop once you have started.

Participants who complete the survey will have the option of entering a random drawing for one of ten $50 cash prizes. Contact information will be collected for this purpose but will not be shared and will not be linked in any way to survey responses.

If you have further questions or concerns about your rights as a participant in this study, contact the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Compliance Office at +1-704-687-1871. If you have questions concerning the study, contact the investigator: Professor Beth Elise Whitaker, 704-687-7479,

You may print a copy of this form. If you are 18 years of age or older, understand the statements above, and freely consent to participate in the study, click on the “I Agree” button to begin the survey.

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