Nairobi, 10 August, 2022 / 10:08 pm (ACI Africa).
Religious leaders in Kenya have urged the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to demonstrate “the highest possible levels of transparency, accountability and accuracy” in the vote tallying process following the general elections in the East African nation.
In their Tuesday, August 9 message, the faith-based leaders representing the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) and the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) said, “It will be an affront to Kenyans if the ballots they cast so faithfully are miscounted.”
“Following the closure of polling stations across the country, the electoral process has now shifted to counting and tallying of the votes,” Kenya’s faith leaders said about the August 9 exercise.
They added, “We call upon all the IEBC officials, agents of political parties and candidates, and all others involved in the process to exercise the highest possible levels of transparency, accountability and accuracy.”
In their message read out by Bishop John Oballa Owaa of the Catholic Diocese of Ngong, the representatives of religious leaders in Kenya acknowledged the fact that besides IEBC officials, “other actors have been allowed to undertake parallel tallying.”