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Seychelles to lead East African Standby Force (EASF) Election Observer Mission in Kenya

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  The East African Standby Force EASF announces the deployment of its Election Observation Mission EOM for the general elections in the Republic of Kenya His Excellency Ambassador Claude Morel has been appointed Head of Mission The East African Standby Force Election Observation Mission EASF EOM will be based in Nairobi and the mission will comprise twenty observers from ten countries in the eastern region including Seychelles General elections in Kenya will be held on August 9 where Kenyan voters will elect the president and vice president county governors and running mates members of the Senate representatives of the National Assembly and members of the County Assemblies Voting will take place at an estimated 46 232 polling stations across the country The EOM EASF assessment will be based on the relevant provisions of the 2012 AU African Charter on Democracy Elections and Governance other relevant international instruments on election observation as well as the national legal framework governing elections in Kenya EASF asks all candidates and political leaders to maintain respect and tolerance throughout the electoral process to respect human rights and the divergence of opinions The Head of Mission Ambassador Morel is expected to meet with relevant stakeholders involved in the electoral process in Kenya The EASF was the only observation mission deployed during the Seychelles general elections in 2020 A preliminary report on the evaluation and conduct of the elections is expected to be published on 10 August 2022
Seychelles to lead East African Standby Force (EASF) Election Observer Mission in Kenya

1 The East African Standby Force (EASF) announces the deployment of its Election Observation Mission (EOM) for the general elections in the Republic of Kenya.

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2 His Excellency Ambassador Claude Morel has been appointed Head of Mission.

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3 The East African Standby Force Election Observation Mission (EASF-EOM) will be based in Nairobi and the mission will comprise twenty observers from ten countries in the eastern region, including Seychelles.

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4 General elections in Kenya will be held on August 9, where Kenyan voters will elect the president and vice president, county governors and running mates, members of the Senate, representatives of the National Assembly and members of the County Assemblies.

5 Voting will take place at an estimated 46,232 polling stations across the country.

6 The EOM-EASF assessment will be based on the relevant provisions of the 2012 AU African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance, other relevant international instruments on election observation, as well as the national legal framework governing elections in Kenya.

7 EASF asks all candidates and political leaders to maintain respect and tolerance throughout the electoral process, to respect human rights and the divergence of opinions.

8 The Head of Mission, Ambassador Morel, is expected to meet with relevant stakeholders involved in the electoral process in Kenya.

9 The EASF was the only observation mission deployed during the Seychelles general elections in 2020.

10 A preliminary report on the evaluation and conduct of the elections is expected to be published on 10 August 2022.

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