Professional body welcomes Thursday Polls

Bishop Jackson Kosgei who addressed the media on behalf of the chair Ababu Namwamba PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi,KENYA:The Council of Kenyan Professionals under the umbrella ‘Kura Yangu Haki Yangu’ has welcomed the move by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of supporting Thursday’ as the D day for holding a fresh Presidential poll.

Addressing journalists on behalf of the chair Ababu Namwamba on Tuesday in Nairobi, Bishop Jackson Kosgei urged all Kenyans to exercise their democratic right on Thursday by voting their preferred candidate putting into consideration that the International Community has its focus in the country.

“We appeal to all Kenyans to respect the right to vote freely without the threat of violence, disruption of elections in electing leaders of their choice and to refrain from, making pronouncements and conducting themselves in any way that can result in violence, injury to persons and property”. He said.

He further called upon the opposition and other forces to immediately halt attacks on IEBC and its staff and respect the independence of the commission guaranteed by the laws of Kenya to conduct elections freely without any wrongful interference by political parties or any other person.

“We Urge law enforcement authorities, including police and judiciary to take stern and prompt measures to bring perpetrators of violence to book and protect at all cost the right of Kenyans citizens to vote freely and peacefully.

The group also urged the opposition to observe rules and regulations as they boycott the elections as away of respecting the constitution.