By our reporters
The international teams of election observers have been giving the preliminary verdicts on the running of Tuesday’s disputed elections in Kenya have commended the Kenya electoral commission.
The former secretary of state for United States of America Johh Kerry, the chief executive of carter center Aminati Toure, teams from the Commonwealth led by former Ghana president John Mahama and the East African Community have revealed that the electoral commission delivered credible free, fair and transparent elections despite minor violence which was contained and doesn’t wash away the integrity of the election.
The observers also praised Kenyans for turning out in large numbers and applauded the security forces for keeping order,
Talking to journalist at Radison Blu from the carter center a democracy foundation, John Kerry and Aminati Toure urged Kenyans and candidates to give ample time to the Kenyan electoral commission IEBC to come up with final results and the candidates to follow the stipulated procedures other than violence thus appealing to Kenyans especially youths to respect democracy and good governance.
Talking to journalists in Nairobi, Mr Mahama commended Kenyans for the election and added that he had “no cause to doubt the ability of the IEBC [the electoral commission] to deliver a credible election”.
In the presidential race, early results show that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta has a commanding lead, but the figures have been challenged by the opposition and the electoral commission, the IEBC, is now verifying the results.