Kenya: Statement by the High Representative Josep Borrell on the recent elections

16.08.2022 EEAS Press Team

The EU commends Kenyans for the calm and peaceful election day on 9th August, when they expressed their choice across six elections, including for the Presidency.

The EU takes note of the results by the IEBC declaring Mr William Ruto winner of the election and the decision to appeal by Mr Raila Odinga. Ongoing dispute and any remaining concerns about this election must be resolved peacefully through existing legal mechanisms.

All political and societal leaders must avoid any violence and call for calm. It is time for political leadership and responsibility from all those linked to the electoral process.

We look forward to working together and developing further, together with the future Kenyan leadership, the mutually beneficial EU-Kenya Strategic Dialogue begun in June 2021.

Nabila Massrali
Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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Jennifer Sánchez Da Silva
Press Officer for International Partnerships/Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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