Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the eve of the 8 August 2017 general elections in Kenya

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the eve of the 8 August 2017 general elections in Kenya

The Secretary-General has been closely following developments pertaining to the electoral process in Kenya, and he has remained in regular contact with the relevant political leaders and other key stakeholders.

As the people of Kenya prepare to participate in the general elections on 8 August 2017, the Secretary-General calls on all national stakeholders to renew their commitment to credible and peaceful elections, as well as their confidence in the institutions constitutionally mandated to conduct the elections.

The Secretary-General underlines the importance of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms as well as professional and impartial conduct of law enforcement officials during the elections.

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 7 August 2017

Spokesperson’s website: http://www.un.org/sg/en/spokesperson

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