27 February 2013

Kenya: Election Monitors Single Out Taita Taveta

Election observers have singled out Taita Taveta as the most problematic area in the run up to the Monday general election. Speaking in Mombasa during the launch of the Early Warning Response Team for the 2013 general election yesterday, one observer Kelly Aduo said candidates blatantly disregard electoral rules.

"They campaign at night, go around buying national identity cards as a way of denying their opponent votes and make threats in their campaigns to intimidate voters," he said. Aduo said some aspirants make dangerous statements in public when they claim they will win whether the public votes for them or not.

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