•“As a country, we are ready to proceed and facilitate the IEBC to conduct elections,” said CS Matiang’i.
•He told the partners that his ministry will also ensure that the country remains peaceful after the polls.
As the clock ticks towards the August 9 election, preparations are in top gear to ensure a peaceful election.
Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i has said security agencies will enhance security in some parts of the country in readiness for the August 9 General Election.
Speaking on Monday after addressing the diplomats, Matiang'i said they would ensure business continuity and smooth transition after the August vote.
“As a country, we are ready to proceed and facilitate the IEBC to conduct elections,” said CS Matiang’i during a consultation meeting with the Go-K Development partners on February 14.
He told the partners that his ministry will also ensure that the country remains peaceful after the polls.
Led my cabinet colleagues on a brief to members of the diplomatic corps on elections preparedness and economic recovery among other key issues. I reiterated the government's commitment to facilitate IEBC and relevant bodies conduct a free and fair elections and a successful... pic.twitter.com/IcRhKz26NN— Dr. Fred Matiang'i (@FredMatiangi) February 14, 2022
French Ambassador to Kenya Aline Kuster- Menager said it is important for partners to interact very closely during election times to better understand how the government is organizing itself to achieve its results and bring continuity throughout the process.
"We have been engaged a lot in private sector investments and development agendas in the country and would wish to continue with these engagements peacefully while in a stable environment," she said.
United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya Stephen Jackson said Kenya’s overall trajectory sustainable development journey is very encouraging despite the challenges the country is facing among them climate change, the Covid-19 pandemic and the drought.