NCCK to Monitor 2017 Polls to Ensure Credibility and Peace
May 3, 2017
The National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK) will closely monitor political processes during and after the forthcoming General Election slated for 8th August, aimed at ensuring a credible and peaceful exercise. Towards this end, the Council has already trained over 36 programme staff as part of her preparation for the exercise.
The 36 will be expected to train others who will eventually be deployed across the country to monitor the pre and post election period and submit reports of any electoral malpractices to NCCK’s early warning and early response system. The reports will immediately be relayed to the relevant institutions for action.
Speaking during the training NCCK’s Programmes Director Susie Ibutu said: “This is an initiative that will bring sanity to the electoral process in Kenya. I thank you all for availing yourselves for this training.”
On his part NCCK’s Senior Programmes Officer for Governance and Economic Empowerment Daniel Kimutai, said that the Council was collaborating with other like-minded partners to ensure that peace prevails in the country during elections. “ The Council is collaborating with like –minded partners with a view of deepening her advocacy role as we approach this defining moment.”
Those who were trained later signed a code of conduct on integrity neutrality and non-partisanship.