DP Ruto meets AU-COMESA Observer Mission

Deputy President Dr. William Ruto Friday held a meeting with the African Union-COMESA Election Observer Mission at his Karen office.

In a tweet, the deputy president said the observers commended Kenya and voters for a peaceful election.

The Mission is being led by Ernest Bai Koroma, former President of Sierra Leone.

Others are Domituen Ndayizeye former President of Burundi, Mulatto Teshome former President of Ethiopia and Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd.

On Thursday, the mission said they were satisfied by the voting exercise amid a lack of major glitches or security lapses.

They said Kenya’s electoral body had demonstrated improved capacity to conduct a seamless national voting exercise.

Elsewhere, the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) is calling for political maturity from political actors and citizens as the country awaits completion of the tallying process.

The commission said it is concerned about the leveraging of misinformation to mobilize political bases in the lead up to tallying of election results.

In a statement the commission’s chief executive officer-CEO, Davis Mulandi Malombe, said Kenyans have been exposed to a continuous release of unverified election results and misinformation that have spurred false declarations of Presidential Results by political actors on social media.

Malombe called on political parties and their allies to refrain from raising unnecessary tension through premature and careless pronouncements of purported winners with immediate effect.

The CEO is now urging the social media platforms to continue carrying out their mandates in regulating contents.

On the other hand Malombe urged Kenyans to exercise their civic rights responsibly and refrain from making unsubstantiated claims on the ongoing tallying of results.

Malombe has called on Kenyans to exercise patience and uphold peace as the IEBC concludes the tallying process.


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