On Eve of Elections in Kenya, Secretary-General Stresses Respect for Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms

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7 August 2017

On Eve of Elections in Kenya, Secretary-General Stresses Respect for Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

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, 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.

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