US calls for credible polls

ABOVE: US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses journalists during a joint press conference with Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed in Nairobi yesterday. Mr Kerry who visited Kenya called for credible elections next year urging all political players to ensure violence that rocked the country in the aftermath of the 2007 polls are not witnessed again.  PHOTO: DANIEL IRUNGU/EPA

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and other leaders in the country to ensure a credible election is held next year to avoid a similar situation to what was witnessed in 2007.

Kerry lauded the country’s leadership for moving fast to institute electoral reforms which must be accepted by all players.

“Holding a free and fair election next year is a critical step in consolidating Kenya’s democracy and unlocking the full promise of the 2010 Constitution. I am very confident from our conversation with President Kenyatta, he fully understands that; he has made it clear there is no going back,” he said.

Kerry said the United States will offer more funds for women and youth participation in elections.

Kerry says America has set aside some Sh2.5 billion to support women and youth initiatives ahead of next year’s General Election.

“We want to see the full participation of women and youth during the elections and that there are mechanisms to support any kinds of dispute. In the end this is your country, we don’t want to step on any toes, we are not doing anything that your government is not comfortable with,” he stated.





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