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Election observers commend IEBC, say no signs of manipulation

Former South African President Thabo Mbeki (left) with ex-US Secretary of State John Kerry at the national tallying centre in Nairobi on August 9, 2017. PHOTO | AFP
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki (left) with ex-US Secretary of State John Kerry at the national tallying centre in Nairobi on August 9, 2017. PHOTO | AFP 

The General Election was free and fair, observer missions with the East African Community (EAC), the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) have said Thursday.

EU mission boss Marietje Schaake said that although it had yet to make its final report on the tallying process, her team had not spotted any signs of centralised or localised manipulation so far.

"Kenyans have displayed extraordinary patience, give IEBC time to finish their task as mandated by the law," Ms Schaake said.

"We are pleased to say that the voting process was peaceful and counting transparent...The process has met the African Union standards," AU mission head and former South African President, Thabo Mbeki, said today.

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