Chief Electoral Commissioner Mohamed Konneh Team up With Africa Electoral Authorities to Observe Kenya Elections

Sierra Leone Chief Electoral Commissioner Mohamed Kenewui Konneh has joined the Association of Africa Electoral Authorities to witness Kenya Elections.

The Africa Electoral Observers Provide Peer Support to the chairperson of the independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya

The Kenyatta and Odinga families have dominated Kenyan politics since the country won independence from Britain in 1963.

Uhuru Kenyatta’s father Jomo was the East African nation’s first president while his rival Jaramogi Oginga Odinga — Raila’s father — served as vice president.

Now 77, Raila Odinga’s early years in politics saw him spend much of his time in prison or in exile as he fought for democracy during the autocratic rule of president Daniel arap Moi.

A member of the Luo tribe, he entered parliament in 1992 and ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 1997, 2007, 2013 and 2017, claiming to have been cheated of victory in the last three elections.

The 2007 polls in particular — which many independent observers also considered deeply flawed — cast a long shadow over Kenyan politics, unleashing a wave of ethnic violence that pitted tribal groups against each other and cost more than 1,100 lives.

 

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