Panel to probe all aspects of the General Election

Source: Reuters FoundationDate: 13 Mar 2008

Kenyan president appoints panel to probe election

By Andrew Cawthorne

NAIROBI, March 13 (Reuters) – Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki, whose disputed re-election triggered violence that damaged his country’s reputation for stability, has appointed a commission of inquiry to investigate the Dec. 27 vote.

A statement sent from Kibaki’s office on Thursday said the panel would “inquire into all aspects of the General Election … with particular emphasis on the Presidential Election”.

The panel is expected to probe the tallying of votes “to assess the integrity of the results” and look into the Electoral Commission of Kenya’s independence among other issues. Continue reading