'Kenya’s 2022 elections were the most credible in history,' US Ambassador Meg Whitman says
The United States of America’s
Ambassador to Kenya, Meg Whitman, maintains that the August 2022 General
Election was the most credible poll the country has ever held.
Speaking at the opening of the Devolution Conference in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, on Wednesday, Ms. Whitman opined that the polls affirmed Kenya’s position as the most democratic State in the continent.
She went ahead to cite both local and international observers who concurred with the poll results, as well as the Supreme Court bench that unanimously declared President William Ruto as the Kenya’s duly elected Head of State.
“I arrived in Kenya days before the August 2022 General Election; what I witnessed was nothing short of remarkable. Kenya held, what many analysts and commentators say, was the free-est, fairest and most credible election in Kenyan history,” she stated.
“The elections were observed by international and local organizations, and the results were upheld by the Kenyan Supreme Court, and power was transferred orderly and peacefully.”
The Ambassador went on to add that the U.S-Kenya trade partnership has been beneficial to both countries’ citizens, adding that her main focus since taking up duty has been to strengthen it.
“When I was a CEO, I’ll be honest, I probably thought about Africa 1 per cent of the time; many businesses I managed were elsewhere. But if I were back on the boardroom today, Africa would be on my radar for two very simple reasons; supply chain diversification, and net zero emissions,” said Ms. Whitman.
“If the war in Ukraine and Covid taught us anything from a business perspective, it’s that single sourcing your supply chain from any one country is not smart. Today, every company is looking for new countries to diversify their supply chain.”
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