Haki Africa call for peace as they launch election observation center

Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid at Haki Africa offices./Baraka FM

Civil Society group Haki Africa have called on Kenyans to maintain peace during the coming elections.

While launching the Election Observation NERVE center in Mombasa on Friday, Haki Africa Executive Director Hussein Khalid called on Kenyans to maintain peace urging them to report any sort of malpractice they witness.

He said the center will serve as a hub for information, observation and response during the Tuesday general elections.

“By being a non-partisan Center, it will help promote electoral transparency and have great merit towards political harmony. In situations where disputes may arise, the center will try to calm potentially volatile situations,” said Hussein Khalid.

Khalid said the center will be used to relay election results as they are released by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

“It is the only observation center whose headquarter is outside Nairobi. This mean that if anything happens to the Nairobi stations, we are not saying that we expect something to happen, but just in case something happens then our center will still be relaying information,” added Khalid.

During the launch, Haki Africa asked Kenyans to report any act of violence or malpractice to Haki Africa through their hotline number 0755000555 or contact IEBC toll free numbers 1543/1544.