Observer missions say Kenya elections were credible
Two election observer missions have said the voting process in the Kenyan polls was credible. The African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) and the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) today said voting and counting of votes at the polling stations was credible.
Addressing journalists in separate press conferences in Nairobi, the two missions hoped that the credible voting process will be reflected in the final results. The International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) mission headed by General Hassan Bushra of Sudan said it hopes the final result will reflect the will of the people.
The team said the polling day was peaceful as voting started well and there were extension for areas that started late. Reading the African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM)statement, former South Africa President Thabo Mbeki said the voting process, counting at polling centres and transmission to the IEBC met standards set by Kenya and African Union for a democratic election.
Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is leading with 54.28% with Raila Odinga at 44.845%, and the final results are expected out today.