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  President Uhuru Kenyatta met a team of AU COMESA election observers at State House Nairobi on Saturday who briefed him on their observations on the electoral process The team led by former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said the electoral process has been relatively transparent and all observers have given positive reports 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 practice 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 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 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 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 The only anxiety that has been witnessed has been anticipation but not fear President Kenyatta said 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 Present were foreigners Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau
President Kenyatta meets with election observers

1 President Uhuru Kenyatta met a team of AU/COMESA election observers at State House, Nairobi on Saturday, who briefed him on their observations on the electoral process.

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

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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.

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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.

11 Present were foreigners Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ambassador Raychelle Omamo and Principal Secretary Ambassador Macharia Kamau.

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