If unhappy with poll results go to court, Ambassadors to politicians

If unhappy with poll results go to court, Ambassadors to politicians
Voters queue at Athi River Primary School polling station in Mavoko Constituency on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

United States (US) Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec, has called upon all aggrieved candidates and political parties by the Tuesday’s (August 8) election outcome to contest results in court.

According to Ambassador Godec, parties that disagree with election results should follow the rule of law in accordance with the Kenyan Constitution which states that the Supreme Court should handle presidential election disputes.

“Violence should never be an option to solve election disputes. No Kenyan should die because of an election. Kenya’s future is more important than any election,” said the Ambassador.

Representing all the Heads of Mission in Kenya, Godec lauded Kenyans for the commitment they have shown in voting overwhelmingly for their leaders and maintaining calm even as they wait for the official announcement of the election results by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Heads of Mission have reiterated election observers’ sentiments in congratulating IEBC for conducting what they think is a free and fair election process.

“It is now vital that IEBC be given the space to complete its task and make its final declaration of results, in line with Kenya’s constitution and with laws that govern its work,” read the statement from the Heads of Mission to Kenya.

IEBC is expected to declare the winner of this year’s presidential election later today (August 11).

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