• The observers noted that the election system and institutions worked within the law and international best practice.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday met a team of election observers at State House, Nairobi, who briefed him on their observations about the election process.
The team, led by former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma, said the electoral process has been relatively transparent and all the observers have issued positive reports.
The team included former Presidents Domitien Ndayizeye (Burundi) and Mulatu Teshome (Ethiopia) as well as Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd of Seychelles
The observers noted that the election system and institutions worked within the law and international best practice.
The election observers emphasized that they have learnt a lot from the elections in Kenya and will share the good example of real democracy, institutional credibility and upholding the rule of law to build the “Africa we want”.
They cited the deployment of technology as well as the respect of the Constitution and institutions during the electoral process as some of the examples of good practices that should be emulated.
They commended the president and the people of Kenya for the spirited campaigns which were peaceful and inclusive.
They hoped for a credible and peaceful outcome as well as a post-election process that will form part of President Kenyatta’s legacy.
Uhuru said he was proud of the peaceful and orderly manner of the campaigns and voting which witnessed reduced ethnic tension and focused on issues.
“The only anxiety witnessed has been that of anticipation but not of fear,” Uhuru said.
He said his focus is on the completion of the electoral process, maintaining peace and security as well as the transition to the new leadership.
Other leaders present were Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Raychelle Omamo and Principal Secretary Amb. Macharia Kamau.