UN welcomes IEBC meeting with Jubilee, NASA

Urges parties to recommit themselves to dialogue

Participants in the repeat elections Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga
Participants in the repeat elections Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga

The United Nations has welcomed today’s meetings between Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and political parties participating in the repeat elections.

In a statement to newsrooms the UN urged the parties to recommit themselves to dialogue and to seek consensus based solutions to their differences.

“The responsibility for successful elections lies not just with the electoral management body but with the entire range of stakeholders, from political parties, their supporters, civil society and to voters at large,” said the UN in the circulated by the Nairobi Office of the organisation.

Earlier today, IEBC chairman and commission held separate meeting meetings with NASA and Jubilee in a bid to remove roadblocks the two parties have placed on the road to the election on October 26, 2017.

NASA has issued a list of 11 demands it wants met before it presidential candidate Raila Odinga can participate in the election.

Jubilee on the other hand has introduced changes to election laws in parliament which IEBC has said would make it difficult for elections to be held on the announced date.

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