With just four days to Kenya Presidential Elections,the U.S.-based Carter Center election monitoring group says it is optimistic Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will conduct a peaceful vote Monday.
According to VOA ,the vice president for peace programs at the U.S.-based Carter Center , John Stremlau, says the IEBC has been responsive to the pressures to deliver peaceful and credible elections.
“The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has administered the process so far in a competent manner,” said Stremlau. “There have been some short comings, but at the moment we are hopeful because we all like to see a peaceful election in Kenya.”
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) invited the Carter Center’s election observers to monitor the March 4th vote.
Consequently ,the Carter Center observer group sent 14 election observers from 11 different countries to Kenya to monitor the IEBC’s preparations in the run up to the vote.
Meanwhile the IEBC and National Police Service say ,they are well prepared ahead of the polls.
Inspector General David Kimaiyo yesterday warned of zero tolerance policy for any one trying to disrupt the exercise adding that they had mobilised 99,900 officers to provide security during the elections.
He said that no voter will be allowed to hang around a polling station after casting his or her ballot and also warned political parties against allowing their supporters to cluster around voting venues.