Kenya’s election credible, says AU
(EBC; August 10, 2017) - The African Union (AU) election observer mission to Kenya on Thursday lauded the East African country's electoral process, saying that it was peaceful, transparent and was consistent with the policies of the AU.
Addressing the press in Nairobi, former President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, who is heading the mission, said that the process of counting the votes at the polling stations was done in a transparent manner with the participation of the agents of political parties.
"Accordingly, we can say that the processes we were able to observe, up to and including the counting of the votes at the polling stations and their transmission to the IEBC, met the standards set by Kenya and the AU for the conduct of democratic elections," he said while releasing preliminary observations.
He said that the people were permitted to vote in a manner which met the standards set in Kenya law, which was also consistent with the policies of the African Union.
He said that the mission had taken note of the concerns of the opposition claims that the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission systems were hacked and urged all the stakeholders to work together to address the concerns.
The results of the elections are still trickling with President Uhuru Kenyatta leading with 8 million votes followed by Odinga trailing with 6.6 million votes.
Source: APA News