The United Nations has released a statement in regards to 2022 general elections in Kenya.
On Wednesday, 10th of August 2022, Antonio Guterres who is the United Nations general secretary pleaded with politicians to remain vigilant and respectful during this period.
The politicians should also accept results from electoral body which is the Independent electoral and boundaries commission.
Mr Gutarres went ahead to congratulate Kenyans and its leaders for carrying out a very civilized election, starting from how the IEBC organized the conduction of the exercise and currently as the tallying exercise is ongoing.
He said, “The Secretary General congratulates the people of Kenya for the peaceful voting during the General Elections on 9 August 2022. He notes the important work done by the Kenyan authorities and electoral management bodies, the active engagement of numerous national stakeholders and the unwavering commitment of the voters to duly exercise their constitutional right to vote.
He further urged that the leaders would remain calm and not bring up unnecessary pressure and tension at this time.
Gutarres said, “The Secretary-General trusts that all political stakeholders and the Kenyan people will continue to demonstrate the same level of calm, patience and respect for the electoral process as they await the announcement of the results of the polls in accordance with the legal timeframe.”
The United nations Secretary General further promised that the body will continue to support the country Kenya with any assistance if need be.
He said,”The Secretary-General reiterates the availability of the United Nations to continue to support the efforts of the Kenyan authorities and people in the advancement of the democratic process in Kenya.”
United Nations is among the many bodies that are working hand in hand to ensure smooth running of this election. Other bodies such as Commonwealth, deployed observers from all over Africa to oversea the exercise among other roles