Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on IEBC Reforms

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Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya on IEBC Reforms
September 9, 2016

Nairobi, Kenya – As friends of Kenya, we welcome the good work of the parliamentary Joint Select Committee to Address Reforms to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), and the Parliament’s final approval on September 8 of electoral reforms to advance the goal of a free, fair, peaceful, and credible election in August 2017.  We applaud the bi-partisan commitment demonstrated in the process to support Kenyan democracy.

We urge all Kenyans to continue to work together to support electoral reform and ensure a credible and peaceful election next year.  As partners, we will do all we can to support the success of the election.

This statement has been issued by the following Heads of Mission in Kenya:

Robert F. Godec
Ambassador of the United States

Mette Knudsen
Ambassador of Denmark

Nic Hailey
High Commissioner for the United Kingdom

Tarja Fernández
Ambassador of Finland

Frans Makken
Ambassador of the Netherlands

John Feakes
High Commissioner for Australia

Roxane de Bilderling,
Ambassador of Belgium

Remi Maréchaux
Ambassador of France

Mauro Massoni

Ambassador of Italy

František Dlhopolček

Ambassador of the Slovak Republic

Sara Hradecky

High Commissioner of Canada

David Pavlita

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of the Czech Republic

Sergiusz Wolski

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Poland

Bruno Pozzi

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., European Union Delegation to Kenya

Victor Conrad Rønneberg
Ambassador of Norway

Harald Günther
Ambassador of Austria

Konstantinos Maotsos
Ambassador of Greece

László Máthé
Ambassador of Hungary

Julia Pataki

Ambassador of Romania

Johan Borgstam

Ambassador of Sweden

Michael Derus

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Germany

Garvan McCann

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Ireland

Francisco-Xavier de Meireles

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Portugal

Juan Manglano

Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Spain