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Ford Kenya cautions IEBC to conduct free and fair elections

03 October 2012, 11:43 Steve Wambugu

Ford Kenya through it's party boss Moses Wetangula has cautioned the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to assure Kenyans how it intends to harness the diaspora vote to ensure that the election is free and fair.
Wetangula who is also the Trade Minister spoke on Wednesday morning  during  the party’s strategic management meeting in Nakuru county.
Other leaders during the meeting included Members of Parliament Eseli  Simiyu and Bifwoli Wakoli.
The party leader Moses Wetangula said the diaspora vote should be carefully managed so that it does not allow room for malpractices.

“ I urge the IEBC to seriously consider how  it will harness  the diaspora vote so that it does not raise dispute” said Wetangula.
On the party, Wetangula said they will unveil its officials who will be in charge of the Elections Board and will tasked with duty to settle disputes.
He said the party will field candidates in all positions including Presidency and said the Presidential launch will be held in two weeks time.
The party also cautioned security forces in Tana River to conduct their operations  without violations of human rights.
Wetangula said the operations should be undertaken in a manner that safeguards the decency of the civilians.
He also called for speed police reforms saying particular at this time when the country was headed for historic election.
The party also took issue with the manner the bye-elections for two civic seats in Trans-nzoia was conducted saying they had moved to court to contest the results of Kaptega ward.The party won one of the seats.

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