Kenya polls: International community urges peaceful resolution of dispute

Kenya has received global recognition for maintaining peace and calm during the electioneering period.

In a joint statement following the announcement of the results of the Presidential election, the embassies and high commissions of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and The UK all commended Kenyans for maintaining peace, especially on Election Day.

They also commended the IEBC’s organisation of the elections, the positive roles played by civil society, religious and business leaders and the security sector during the electioneering period.

The envoys said Kenya has set an example to the region and the continent as a whole.

“We commend the people of Kenya for the peace and calm displayed on Election Day, the IEBC’s organisation of the elections, and the positive roles played by civil society, religious and business leaders, and the security sector. Kenya has set an example to the region and continent as a whole” the statement reads.

They called upon all actors to uphold the spirit of peace in the coming weeks and encouraged all political parties and leaders to follow all existing mechanisms for dispute resolution, as laid out by the Constitution.

“We call upon all actors to uphold the spirit of peace in the coming weeks. We encourage all political parties and leaders to follow all existing mechanisms for dispute resolution, as laid out by the Constitution of Kenya”, it adds.

  

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