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European Union Election Observation Mission
Kenya 2017

Message of condolence for Kenyans responsible for organizing the elections, who must be able to work freely

The EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Kenya 2017 offers its condolences to the family of Mr Christopher Msando, ICT Manager at Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). 

 

His death is particularly difficult for the IEBC, given the brutality involved and that it comes just over a week before the general elections. Mr Msando’s death deserves an independent and thorough investigation.

 

The EU EOM Chief Observer, Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament, commented, “I am extremely concerned about the death of Mr Msando and I offer my sincere sympathy to his family, loved ones and to the IEBC leadership and staff.

 

"Full protection for those responsible for the Kenyan elections is vital, so that they can undertake their tasks without fear. All election administrators need to be able to operate freely and safely in accordance with the Constitution of Kenya.”

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