1 February 2013

Kenya: UN Official Calls for Transparent and Peaceful Polls in Kenya

United Nations political chief, Jeffrey Feltman, today stressed on the need for all Kenyans and their institutions to ensure that the upcoming general elections in March are credible, peaceful and transparent.

Mr. Feltman, who oversees UN support to elections globally in his capacity as Focal Point for UN Electoral Assistance, commended the electoral authorities for their preparations and underscored the readiness of the UN to continue providing financial and technical assistance to the electoral process.

He also used the opportunity to appeal to all Kenyans to exercise their democratic right and participate actively - but peacefully - in the elections and states that the responsibility shared by leaders at all levels to abide by legal mechanisms and to send a clear message to supporters that violence of any kind would be unacceptable."

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