Over 22,600 observers for Kenyan elections

Over 22,600 observers for Kenyan electionsNairobi, March 3 - Kenya's electoral body said Saturday it has registered 22,600 local and international observers to monitor Monday's general elections in this east African nation, Xinhua reported.

A total of 20,000 domestic and 2, 600 international observers from Kenya, East Africa Community, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), COMESA, the Africa Union, EU and the Carter Centre have all been accredited, said a top election official Issack Hassan here.

Kenya's March 4 vote will be one of the most closely watched in Africa as an anxious campaign has divided the nation while raising fears of a repeat of the bloodshed which followed disputed 2007 elections.

Over 1,100 people were killed and 6,00,000 fled their homes after the 2007 polls.

The Monday's polls will be held for the first time under the new constitution approved in August 2010. (IANS)

People: 
Region: 
General: 



Check out More news from Telecom Sector :: Pharmaceutical Sector :: Auto Sector :: Infrastructure :: Real Estate


Popular Stories

MCD polls 2017: Counting begins at 8 a.m., trends expected by 11 a.m.

New Delhi [India], April 26 : The counting of votes... Read More

Rape accused ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati to walk free today

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], April 26 :... Read More

SC to hear Swaraj Abhiyan's PIL on drought-hit states

New Delhi [India], April 26 : The Supreme Court on... Read More

No matter the outcome, won't blame EVMs: BJP on MCD Polls

New Delhi [India], April 26 : The Bharatiya Janata... Read More

BJP Govt. has no policy to handle Naxalism: Owaisi

Hyderabad (Telangana), April 26 : Condemning the... Read More

Dinakaran's arrest a step towards cleansing of TN politics: BJP

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Apr 26 : Hailing the... Read More