BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,4TH AUG 2017-In an effort to monitor election integrity, the kura yangu sauti yangu coalition has established an election centre to receive election observation from across the country on the election day 8th to 11th of August.
The Kenya Human rights commission executive director George Kegoro says the centre which will be housed at the KHRC headquarters will create a platform to create and disseminate statements on the integrity of the election process, opening of polling stations,voter identification , counting procedures,results announcement violence and conduct of security forces. He says the centre will be open to the public to hear all concerns or complaints.
In their statement to the press ahead of election Kura yangu sauti yangu has said the integrity and credibility of the this period has been compromised . They want the IEBC and other authorities to immediately address issues related to the election day and results counting and announcement, to protect the integrity of the remaining process.
The coalition further urges the government to let citizens observe the elections ignoring the 400 meters rule. They argue that the rule is unconstitutional and voters have the eight to assemble, and witness the process in a peaceful manner.