July 14, 2022 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) will deploy an election observer mission to the Republic of Kenya to observe the general election scheduled for August 9, 2022.
The observer mission will be led by H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome, the former President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
“IGAD is honoured to be invited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of Kenya to observe this year’s general elections, and the regional organisation is pleased to continue to work with the people of Kenya, electoral institution, political leaders, and other observer missions to advance the democratisation process,” said Dr Workneh, the Executive Secretary of IGAD.
“We are also honoured that H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome will lead the IGAD election observer mission. He is a well-respected Statesman and a distinguished diplomat”, added Dr Workneh.
The Executive Secretary wished the people of Kenya a democratic peaceful and successful election.
IGAD is made up of eight member states that include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.