He won fair and square, EU says of Uhuru Kenyatta

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Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission Marietje Schaake. /BUSINESSDAILY

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in the just concluded repeat poll has received a boost and has been hailed as having been conducted in a free and fair manner.

The European Union Election Observer Mission (EU EOM) gave the election a clean bill of health saying it is satisfied with the process.

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Uhuru Kenyatta receives winner’s certificate from IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati at Bomas on October 30, 2017. PHOTO: PSCU

The election observer took note of challenges faced by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission including divisions at the electoral body and numerous court cases that affected preparations of the poll.

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The mission’s chief observer, Marietje Schaake, hailed the improved technical handling of results “despite weaknesses in the electoral commission.”

Yesterday, the EU observer mission slammed both Jubilee head Kenyatta and his National Super Alliance counterpart Raila Odinga for causing political uncertainty in the country.

The mission offered counsel on how the crisis can be ended, it urged the duo to hold meaningful dialogue end the brewing animosity between them and their supporters.

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The poll body has gazetted the victory of Mr Kenyatta even as the Opposition insists the repeat poll was a sham.

Nasa leadership has vowed to make Uhuru’s second term impossible and is pushing for a fresh election within 90 days.

  • Nekg Houbens

    He did not win fair and square,he won crookedly. Some of these so called observers are so irritating.