NASA Faults Observers for Giving Polls Clean Bill of Health

Kenya opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) has criticised observers for giving the just-concluded General Election a clean bill of health despite concerns raised by Nasa.

The party’s deputy chief agent James Orengo said the observers have been a great disappointment over their remarks regarding the polls.

Mr Orengo, who is also the Siaya senator, said in future, observers should be vetted to check whether they have any relationship with the government of the day before being sent to the country.

At the same time, Central Organisation of Trade Unions secretary-general Francis Atwoli said the observers should have done more research and background checks before making their final comments on the elections.

“You don’t just visit one primary school where voting takes place and make a conclusion that everything is right.

I have been an observer in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and Ghana, and my experience is that one needs to do a lot of background checks on the electoral system of that particular country before making the final conclusion.”

The East African