3 In their report 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 electoral system and institutions worked within of the law and the best international standards.
5 Election observers emphasized that they have learned a lot from the Kenyan elections and will share the good example of real democracy, institutional credibility and defense of the rule of law to build the “Africa we want”.
6 They cited the deployment of technology as well as respect for the Constitution and institutions during the electoral process as some of the examples of good practices that should be emulated.
7 Congratulating President Kenyatta and the Kenyan people for vigorous campaigns that were peaceful and inclusive, observers looked forward to a credible and peaceful outcome, as well as a post-election process that will be part of President Kenyatta’s legacy.
8 Thanking the Electoral Observer Mission in Kenya for their commitment, the President said that he was proud of the peaceful and orderly manner of the campaigns and votes that witnessed a reduction in ethnic tension and focused on the issues.
9 “The only anxiety that has been witnessed has been anticipation, but not fear,” President Kenyatta said.
10 He said that his attention is focused on the completion of the electoral process, the maintenance of peace and security, as well as the transition to the new leadership.