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BY PSCU/JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,2ND JUNE,2017-We are ready for August 8 Elections .These were words of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday 2nd when he met European Union Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Kenya at state house Nairobi.
The President who spoke during a meeting with the head of the EU Election Observation Mission to Kenya, Marietje Schaake, who paid him a courtesy call,Kenyatta said all the institutions involved in ensuring that the elections are conducted smoothly have done their part in readiness for the exercise.
“The elections will be held on August 8 as required by the Constitution and the Government has taken steps to ensure Kenyans exercise their democratic right and choose their leaders without interference,” President Kenyatta said, assuring that the polls will be peaceful.
He added: “We have also taken measures to ensure that the polls are credible, free and fair as well as ensuring that the country will be safe during and after the polls.”
Schaake was accompanied by the EOM Deputy Chief Observer, Hannah Roberts, and EU Ambassador to Kenya, Stephano Dejak at a meeting also attended by Deputy President William Ruto.
The EU observers are set to meet other presidential candidates to hear their views on the August polls.
Schaake said her team is happy with the preparations that are in place for the August polls and is keen to ensure that Kenyans participate in an exercise that is all-inclusive, fair and credible.