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Arrival Statement- EASF Election Observer Mission

The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF) announces the arrival of its election observation mission (EOM) to observe the general elections in the Republic of Kenya. The Eastern Africa Standby Force is a regional mechanism under the African Union and the EOM is under the responsibility of the Civilian Component of the EASF.

The leadership team of the EOM includes the former Burundian President, H.E. Ntibatunganya Sylvestre, as Advisor to the EOM and H.E Amb. Claude Morel from Seychelles as the Head of Mission (HoM)

The Eastern Africa Standby Force Election Observation Mission (EASF-EOM) will be based in Nairobi and the mission will consist of twenty observers from Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda and they will be deployed in five different counties in Kenya.

General elections in Kenya will take place on 9th August where Kenyan voters will elect the president and deputy president, county governors and running mates, members of the Senate, representatives of the National Assembly and members of County Assemblies. The EASF-EOM assessment will be based on relevant provisions of the AU African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance of 2012, other relevant international instruments on election observation as well as the national legal framework governing elections in Kenya.

EASF calls on all candidates and political leaders to maintain respect and tolerance throughout the election process, to respect human rights and divergence of views.

The preliminary report on the assessment and conduct of the voting process will be released on the 10th August 2022 at 10.00am at the Radisson blu Hotel. EASF EOM calls on the voters to maintain peace and tolerance during the election process.

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