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UN chief calls for peaceful Kenya elections

By Vicky Wandawa

Added 8th August 2017 12:17 PM

“The Secretary-General underlines the importance of respect for human rights."

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“The Secretary-General underlines the importance of respect for human rights."

ELECTIONS | KENYA

The UN secretary General, António Guterres (pictured), has called on all national stakeholders in Kenya to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.

According to a statement signed by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Guterres has been closely following developments pertaining to the electoral process in Kenya, and he has remained in regular contact with the relevant political leaders and other key stakeholders.

“The Secretary-General underlines the importance of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as professional and impartial conduct of law enforcement officials during the elections,” reads the statement.

It’s an all-male race with eight candidates vying to become Kenya’s next president.

They include President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga, Mohamed Abduba Dida, John Ekuru Longoggy Aukot, Shakhalaga Khwa Jirongo, Japhet Kavinga Kaluyu, Michael Wainaina Mwaura, and Joseph William Nthiga Nyagah.

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