AU calls on Uhuru, Raila to steer Kenya out of political impasse

Thursday October 12 2017

Moussa Faki

African Union Commissioner Moussa Faki speaks during an interview on January 31, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has called on President Uhuru Kenyatta and Nasa leader Raila Odinga to steer the country out of the current political impasse. PHOTO | ZACHARIAS ABUBEKER | AFP 

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African Union Commission Chairman Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called on all stakeholders in Kenya’s electoral process to exercise leadership during this "crucial period of Kenya’s democracy."

In a statement issued on October 11, Mr Mahamat said he was closely following the situation in Kenya, including the decision by the National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate to withdraw from the October 26 repeat presidential poll.

Mr Mahamat added that the AU was ready to take any appropriate initiative to facilitate peaceful conclusion of the electoral process.

He also said the union had deployed an observer mission in Kenya since September to support the electoral process and assist towards its peaceful and successful conclusion.