On Wednesday, UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey joined other mission heads at a meeting to discuss the forthcoming General Election in Kenya.
The Diplomatic Missions Consultative session discussed preparations for free, fair, peaceful and credible elections later this year as well as security with Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya David Maraga, Joseph K Boinnet, 2nd Inspector General of Police and Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Diplomats from foreign governments, including the UK and US have held a series of meetings during which they have committed to support Kenya as it prepares to go to the polls.
In December last year, Deputy High Commissioner John Morton joined other heads of mission in signing a press release pledging international support for the elections and last month Nic Hailey joined fellow representatives of Kenya’s partner countries for a pre-election meeting at the Swedish Ambassador’s residence in Nairobi. The day after, the High Commissioner addressed the Multi-Sectoral Forum II: Securing Elections 2017 conference at Ufungamano House in Nairobi.
Political primary elections began on 12 April and are due to run until 26 April.