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President Uhuru Kenyatta with former President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome when he met the Africa Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Election Observer Mission who called on him at State House, Nairobi. The AU-Comesa Observer Mission was led by former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma.

NAIROBI, 13th August 2022 (PSCU) – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday met a team of election observers at State House, Nairobi, who briefed him on their observations about the election process.President Uhuru Kenyatta with former President of Burundi Domitien Ndayizeyewhen he met the Africa Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Election Observer Mission who called on him at State House, Nairobi. The AU-Comesa Observer Mission was led by former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma

President Uhuru Kenyatta with former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma when he met the Africa Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Election Observer Mission who called on him at State House, Nairobi. 

The team, led by former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, said the electoral process has been relatively transparent and all the observers have issued positive reports.

In their brief to President Kenyatta, the team which included former Presidents Domitien Ndayizeye (Burundi) and Mulatu Teshome (Ethiopia) as well as Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd of Seychelles, noted that the election system and institutions worked within the law and international best practice.

The election observers emphasized that they have learnt a lot from the elections in Kenya and will share the good example of real democracy, institutional credibility and upholding the rule of law to build the “Africa we want”.

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he met the Africa Union (AU) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Election Observer Mission who called on him at State House, Nairobi. The AU-Comesa Observer Mission was led by former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, others were former President of Ethiopia Mulatu Teshome, former President of Burundi Domitien Ndayizeye as well as former Minister of Health and Social Development of Seychelles, Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd. Also present were Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo and PS Macharia Kamau

  

They cited the deployment of technology as well as the respect of the Constitution and institutions during the electoral process as some of the examples of good practices that should be emulated.

 

Commending President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for the spirited campaigns which were peaceful and inclusive, the observers hoped for a credible and peaceful outcome as well as a post-election process that will form part of President Kenyatta’s legacy.

 

Thanking the Election Observer Mission to Kenya for its commitment, President said he was proud of the peaceful and orderly manner of the campaigns and voting which witnessed reduced ethnic tension and focused on issues.

 

“The only anxiety witnessed has been that of anticipation but not of fear,” President Kenyatta said.

 

He said his focus is on the completion of the electoral process, maintaining peace and security as well as the transition to the new leadership.

 

Present were Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo and Principal Secretary Amb. Macharia Kamau.

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