President Uhuru Kenyatta has been commended by the European Union for his continued commitment and assurance to a free, fair and peaceful election in August.
Led by European Union Ambassador to Kenya, Ambassador Stephano Dejak, the EU lauded Kenya’s level of preparedness for the August 8 polls, pledging its full support to the process.
“We are greatly encouraged by the commitment you once more confirmed yesterday about peaceful, free, fair and credible election. Elections are, in my view, the most sacred moment of expression of sovereignty by the people of any country. For the case of Kenya, they are only for Kenyans and Kenyans only. As the EU, we will be always close by to give all the support we can, including with the imminent arrival of the Election Observation Mission,” Amb. Dejak said.
President Kenyatta met the EU delegation at the State House in Nairobi on Tuesday where they held a high-level political dialogue.
The EU group further lauded the Jubilee administration’s effort to unite Kenyans from diverse ethnic groups into one society, underscoring the importance of unity to achieving the country’s development targets.
The head of state reassured the EU and other development partners that Kenya is safe and will remain safe before and after the elections. He acknowledged the EU for the support they have given to Kenya and urged them to continue supporting Kenya adding that their support has boosted the country’s social, economic and political progress.
The meeting further discussed governance where European Union envoys praised Kenya for the strides it has made.
The EU envoys also lauded Kenya for the role it has continued to play in regional peace and security, especially in South Sudan and Somalia.