The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) has raised concerns about election preparedness, with less than a month remaining to the highly anticipated general elections. Led by Vice Chairperson George Morara, the Commission has expressed concern given that the final voter register hasn’t been accessed by many Kenyans.
“The essence of releasing the register of voters is to give all Kenyans an opportunity to analyze and inspect it, and this increases transparency in the electoral process,” he said.
Furthermore, the Commission officials noted that the country has been brought to a standstill because of the ballot papers printing tender tussle between Jubilee and NASA, adding that acts of political intolerance during campaigns have also added to the problematic election preparedness.
“We condemn in the strongest terms possible all act of political intolerance directed at politicians and their supporters that have come to our attention from various parts of the country,” added Morara.
KNCHR urged all Kenyans to let all politicians campaign in any part of the country without hindrance and in accordance with the law. The officials urged IEBC to take necessary measures to address their concerns.