Kenya polls: No life must be lost – Mahama
Chairperson of the Commonwealth Observer Group, John Dramani Mahama has called for calm ahead of the August 8 Kenya elections insisting no one must die because of a process to elect leaders to govern the country.
“Not a single life of a Kenyan should be lost because of a section of people who want to serve the people of Kenya,” the former Ghanaian leader said in an interview with the media in that country.
He emphasised: “Political leaders must constantly reassure the public that they are committed towards a peaceful election”.
Ex-president Mahama earlier backed calls for a thorough investigation into the murder of Chris Msando, the Deputy Director of IT of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
This will be the fifth election in the East African country since 1991 when it ended its one-party state rule.
Disputed election results in 2007 led to over 1,000 people killed with close to 600,000 individuals displaced and all efforts are being made to ensure that there will not be a repeat of that unfortunate episode.