EU urges more effort over Kenya Election reforms
The EU Heads of Mission in Nairobi said Thursday this was especially so with the 2012 elections in mind.
“There’s no doubt that a number of positive developments have taken place…but it has not yet reached the tipping point,” Mr Lodewijk Briet, the head of the EU delegation in Kenya said during a news conference at the Hilton Hotel, Nairobi.
Mr Briet, who led 12 envoys from the European Union countries, said they were particularly worried by the slow pace of enacting crucial Bills that will ensure the smooth electoral process next year.
They proposed that the Bills on political parties, security sector and devolution be prioritised as they had direct impact on polls.
The envoys further expressed concern over the controversy surrounding the exact date of the 2012 General Election and asked Kenyans to agree on the date soon.
Date of elections
However, the Chairman of the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution (CIC), Mr Charles Nyachae, assured the envoys that there was no doubt over the issue.
“The agreement on the election date was reached in August last year when Kenyans passed the Constitution. (AR)