Election observers have called for stakeholders and Kenyans in general to remain peaceful ahead of the Auguat 9th elections.

In a joint statement, the observers called on political parties and their supporters to ensure that message of peace is spread across the country.

“We call on the leadership of all political parties and their supporters, as well as civil society, faith-based organizations, and all other stakeholders, to ensure a continuation of the calm and peaceful atmosphere during the remaining phases of the electoral process.” the statement read in part.

The stakeholders also asked the IEBC and security organs incharge of the elections to diligently discharge their duties to avert legal repercussions.

“We also call on all those with a specific mandate to the 9 August elections to conduct their responsibilities with the utmost diligence and transparency, as well as compliance with the legal framework of Kenya and the country’s international obligations and commitments for democratic elections.”

The statement was signed by

1. Joint AU-COMESA Election Observation Mission – His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai

Koroma, Former President of Sierra Leone

2. Carter Center Election Expert Mission – Ben Graham Jones, Team Leader

3. Commonwealth Observer Group – His Excellency Bruce Golding, Former Prime

Minister of Jamaica

4. EISA Election Observation Mission – His Excellency Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,

Former President of Nigeria

5. EU Election Observation Mission – Honourable Ivan Stefanec, Member of the

European Parliament

6. IGAD Election Observation Mission – His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome, Former

President of Ethiopia

7. IRI/NDI Election Observation Mission – His Excellency Joaquim Chissano, Former

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