The United States government has reassured that it has no preferred candidate among the eight Kenyan presidential candidates in the August 8 election.
US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec said that his country does not support any Presidential candidate, but it will continue to provide all the necessary support to Kenya to ensure peaceful, free and fair election.
"Kenyans want peace, rule of law and prosperity just like America. And while our support is important, only Kenyans, and them alone can ensure a peaceful election," said Godec.
The Ambassador Godec clarified that US support in the August polls was only to enlighten Kenyans to make informed decisions in choosing their leaders.
"I have said this again and again, no Kenyan should die over election," said Godec during the celebrations of US 241 years of independence on Friday.
Two months ago US released a circular warning over 20,000 Americans citizens living in the country and 100,000 visiting every year-of possible chaos, after some violence incidences were reported during party primaries .
However, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, who accompanied Godec during the celebrations, assured the international community that the country was ready to hold a peaceful election.
"Unlike 2013, this time the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) as well as other institution like the Judiciary are ready for the polls and its aftermath," said Muturi.
"All we are asking however is that they (international observers) should exercise impartiality during their reporting," Muturi added.