US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has called on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to ensure that it conducts free, fair and credible elections.
Speaking when he joined a peace procession at Kibera area in Nairobi organized by Shining Hope for Communities, a Non-Governmental Organization which lobbies for peaceful election, Godec said that a credible election will ensure peace in Kenya.
“It is very important that these elections be free, fair, credible and peaceful it’s good to see the people here in Kibera joined by other people in the country to commit themselves to peaceful elections,” said Godec.
Kennedy Odede, founder of Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO), called on residents and Kenyans to maintain calm and peace during the election, saying that Kenya will remain even after voting.
“This is the message that Kibera is speaking we are peaceful and we want peaceful elections and we believe that the elections will be credible so all these people here have come to show the world that we are one and we are not going to be divided by politicians,’ Odede said.
“I want to tell our people that election will come and go we want to remain one family as we have always coexisted,” Odede added.