The East African Community (EAC) has appointed Tanzania’s former President Jakaya Kikwete to be its chief observer and head of mission in the upcoming August 9 General Election in Kenya. The EAC made the announcement shortly after the launch of the regional observer mission on Mon day August 1, 2022.
“The EAC has this morning launched the EAC election observation mission to the 2022 general election in the Republic of Kenya. H.E Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, is the head of the mission,” said the EAC on their social media.
The EAC observer mission comprises 52 observers from the six EAC partner States (Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan and DRC), will spend 12 days in Kenya. Its mandate will be to assess the level of preparedness of the key electoral stakeholders and the level of compliance with the electoral processes.
“The mission is set to assess the level of preparedness of the key electoral stakeholders for this election, the level of compliance of the electoral processes and management to the international, regional and national established laws, principles and practices,” said the EAC statement.