Presidential candidates and political party leaders signed a political decency and peace charter at the Kenyatta International Convention Center on Saturday.
Signing the charter signifies their commitment to promote and defend peace before and after August 9
Registrar of Political Parties, Ann Nderitu, among the dignitaries, hailed the multi-agency initiative, noting that the charter will strengthen candidates’ compliance with the political party code of conduct.
“This requires, among other things, the responsibility and decency of political parties,” she said.
Furthermore, Nderitu said that the signing of the Peace Charter was also a win-win situation for all and signaled a collective commitment to promote and defend peace in our respective roles.
Also present were the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), the Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Uwiano Platform for Peace, the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya (IRCK) and the Mkenya Daima Initiative.
The signing of the Charter marked the beginning of the lighting of the “Olympic torch”, symbolizing the affirmation by all, including the candidates, of the promotion of peaceful elections.
Kenya is due to hold general elections on August 9 in which four candidates have been allowed to run for president.
The presidential race, however, pits Vice President William Ruto of Kenya Kwanza against his closest political enemy and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya standard bearer Raila Odinga.
The other two are George Wajackoyah of the Roots Party and David Mwaure of the Agano Party.
The signing of the pact In Photos