The mission comprised 65 Observers from 26 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland. Observers were deployed throughout the country to follow the electoral process and to meet with government and electoral officials, candidates and political parties, civil society representatives and the media.
The EU EOM's assessment of the electoral process was independent of any EU institution or Member State. Its purpose was to offer an impartial assessment of the elections and their compliance with Kenya's international and regional commitments with regard to elections, as well as with Kenyan law.
The EU EOM operated in accordance with the ‘Declaration of Principles for International Election Observation’ adopted at the United Nations in 2005. All EU Observers adhere to the Code of Conduct that requires they maintain strict impartiality and neutrality, and abide by Kenyan law.
A few days after Election Day, the Chief Observer of the EU EOM issues a public Preliminary Statement which summarises the basic findings of the mission. Approximately two months after the final results, a comprehensive Final Report is also issued, which will include a series of recommendations. These two documents, alongside with the press releases and other official communication of the EU EOM are to be published on this site.
29/05/2013 - Final Report of the EU Election Observation Mission in Kenya (English [3 MB] PDF version)
This list of documents is provided for the reader's better understanding on International Election Assistance and Observation.