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Jonathan Monitors Kenyan Presidential Election

Tuesday saw the former president Goodluck Jonathan in Kenya to observe the general elections, which included a presidential contest in which four candidates are vying to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.

As a participant in the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa’s Election Observation Mission, Jonathan visited the nation in East Africa (EISA).
On his verified Facebook page, the former president posted a statement along with images from his Tuesday observational voting visits to a few polling places.

Jonathan wrote, “We set out at dawn as members of the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) to observe voting procedures in some polling stations in Nairobi, Kenya.

As the good people of Kenya come out today to cast their ballots across the country, we look forward to a peaceful outcome and the strengthening of democracy in the Republic of Kenya.”

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The counting of votes has commenced by the Kenyan electoral umpire, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as the four presidential candidates – William Ruto, Raila Odinga, David Mwaure and George Wajackoyah.

IEBC also disclosed that of 5 PM in the country (3 PM Nigerian time) – an hour before polls closed – just over 56% (12,320,000 voters) of the 22 million registered voters had cast their vote.

 

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