Presidential candidates and leaders of political parties have Saturday signed a Political Decency and Peace Charter at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
The signing of the charter is to signify their commitment to promote and advocate for peace pre and post-9th August
The Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, among the dignitaries lauded the multi-agency initiative noting the Charter will enhance candidates’ observance of the Political Parties Code of Conduct.
“It among others obligates for accountability and decency by political parties,” she said.
In addition, Nderitu said that the signing of the Peace Charter was also a win-win for all and signposts collective commitment to promote and advocate peace in our respective roles.
Also present were the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Uwiano Platform for Peace, the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) and the Mkenya Daima Initiative.
The Charter signing ushered in the lighting of the ‘Olympic torch’, symbolizing affirmation by all including candidates in promoting peaceful elections.
Kenya is set to hold the general election on August 9 where four candidates have been cleared to run for the presidency.
The presidential race is however pitting between Deputy President William Ruto of the Kenya Kwanza and his closest political nemesis and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya flagbearer Raila Odinga.
The other two include George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party and David Mwaure of the Agano Party.
The signing of the pact In Photos
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