Kriegler urges Kenyans to help in Constitution implementation
10 September 2014, 17:02
Nairobi - Retired South African Judge Johann Kriegler Tuesday urged Kenyans to help in the implementation of the Constitution instead of continuously finding fault in it.
Speaking in Nairobi at a national stakeholders’ forum organized by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to review the conduct of last year’s General Elections, Justice Kriegler said, in any election, something must go wrong but it is amazing how so little went wrong in the complex 2013 Kenyan elections.
The two-day post-election evaluation workshop brought together key stakeholders including political parties, civil society organisations, the media, government agencies and development partners.
The forum was intended to make recommendations geared towards improving the conduct of future elections.
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“Elections reinforce, articulate, recognize and demonstrate human dignity by appreciating that all powers of the state ultimately emanate from the people.
It is imperative to have profound respect for the principles of democracy,” Justice Kriegler said.
The IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan said elections are too important to be left to IEBC alone and called on stakeholders to hold candid discussions on the electoral process as the country prepares for the 2017 General Elections.
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