U.S Embassy issues statement on Kenya’s election

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On Tue, 16 Aug, 2022 08:03 | < 1 min read
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U.S Embassy issues statement on Kenya's election. PHOTO/Courtesy

The United States (US) Embassy has issued remarks on the just-completed General Election.

In a statement released hours after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati announced the official presidential results, the embassy applauded the commission for organising peaceful and orderly voting and counting process.

"The U.S Embassy congratulates the people of Kenya for exercising their right to vote in the August 9 election. We commend the active participation of Kenya's political parties, civil society, and citizens in shaping robust discussions throughout the campaign period," the statement reads in parts.

The Embassy also urged the president-elect William Ruto and his arch rival Raila Odinga to peacefully resolve any elections concerns as they urge their supporters to maintain peace.

"Under the leadership of Chair Wafula Chebukati, the IEBC declared William Ruto as the winner of the presidential election. This is an important milestone in the electoral process,

"Going forward, we urge all parties to work together to peacefully resolve any remaining concerns about this election through existing dispute resolution mechanisms," the statement added.

Further, the embassy stated that they were looking forward to a continued partnership with the government and its people.

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