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Government committed to credible, peaceful polls- Coast RC

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[Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata after receiving the EU delegation in his office. Photo/Ahmed Omar/March, 25th, 2022].

The Government is committed to a peaceful, transparent and credible electoral process as the August 9, 2022 general election draws near.

Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata says the government is alive to the fact that Kenyans and the international community expect nothing short of a free and fair election this year.

Elungata says the government is out to guarantee a safe, secure and transparent election process where Kenyans will be the ultimate winners in the August 9, polls.

“The elections will be peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair thus reflecting the will of the people” he said.

He said the commitment of the government to the running of free and fair elections in August 9, 2022 should never be doubted.

The senior Coast Regional administrator said the government will ensure the political atmosphere will generally be peaceful before, during and after the general polls.

He made the remarks in his office at Uhuru na Kazi building, Mombasa after receiving a European Union (EU) delegation on an election exploratory mission to Kenya.

The EU election exploration mission officials, Mette Bakken (team leader), Kairi Kasmann, Konrad Olszewski, Mary Roland, Jaap Molenaar, Andrea Costa, and Guy Harrison are visiting the Coast region to assess the preparations and the atmosphere.

The EU officials have been deployed to Kenya as election observers and are out to collect factual information on the pre-election situation in the country based on a wide-range of meetings with government, non-governmental organisation, civil society and other key stakeholders.

“The region is ready and the government is out to guarantee a safe, secure and transparent election process” said Elungata.

The RC told the visiting delegation that the government has recently unveiled regional, county and sub county multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration forums on election preparedness.

The committees bring together key stakeholders in the electoral process drawn from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Regional, County and Sub County Security and Intelligence Committee members, County Government, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), religious organisations, civil societies, business community, women and youth representatives.

Elungata who is the Chairperson of the Coast regional security and intelligence committee noted that the security agencies will ensure the elections are peaceful.

“The police and other security agencies are well prepared for the elections,” he said.