John Mahama to observe upcoming Kenyan election

John Mahama to observe upcoming Kenyan election

The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has arrived in Nairobi to observe Kenya’s elections scheduled for next week Tuesday, 8th August.

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John Mahama is part of a 15-member observer mission deployed by the Commonwealth to observe the elections which will see the Kenyan citizenry elect their next president, lawmakers and local representatives.

John Mahama to observe upcoming Kenyan election

John Mahama to observe upcoming Kenyan election

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This is the sixth presidential election of the country with a population of more than 45 million people who have accepted a multiparty democratic system since 1992.

The Commonwealth Observers held a meeting on Tuesday, 1st August and are set to meet with some key stakeholders in the upcoming election.

"…We’re poised for some busy days beginning tomorrow…Praying for a successful & peaceful election,” President Mahama tweeted Tuesday.

Ahead of Kenya's August 8 elections, Chris Msando, the election board’s Head Of Information, Communication And Technology, was found tortured to died on Monday officials confirmed to the media.

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"There’s no doubt that he was tortured and murdered", Wafula Chebukati, the chair of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, told journalists outside the City Mortuary.

"The only issue is who killed him and why … I demand from the government that they provide security for all members of the IEBC for them to give Kenya free and fair elections."

This is one of the most tightly contested elections in Kenyan history as sitting president Uhuru Kenyatta is determined to hold on to power as he faces strong opposition from Raila Odinga.

READ ALSO: John Mahama finally builds "multi-million cedi mansion" in Bole

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