Thursday, February 14, 2013

EU AND U.S observers not wanted in Kenya

From Angry Arab's chief correspondent in Kenya, Buush: "A Nairobi lawyer has moved to court seeking the revocation of election observers from the UK, USA and the European Union for showing open bias against Jubilee coalition.  In a suit certified urgent by Justice Eric Ogola yesterday, Harrison Kinyanjui says that the EU, USA and UK have openly displayed partisanship against the internationally accepted practices, which binds them as election observers.   He said the bias is against Regulation 94(2) of 2012 which calls for non-interference with the electoral process and fundamentally, being non-partisan.    “These countries and ostensibly their election observer missions have openly displayed hostility towards the democratic election of Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta and William Ruto as Kenya’s President and Vice president respectively on March 4th 2013 elections, stating that should the two be so elected, there are “consequences” and some of them will maintain “minimum contact’ in a veiled threat not to so elect the 2,” reads part of the application.  He says it is imperative that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission be compelled to revoke the accreditation of observers from the three missions."