The Kenya Private alliance sector (KEPSA) has appealed to the Independent electoral and boundaries commission to conduct a free and fair general election in August. The alliance said this during a meeting between the IEBC and the sector members.
Kenya has been suffering from a low investment during the election period. If there are no problems after a general election Kenyans are expected to work in peace and harmony. Investors are currently withholding or withdrawing their investment in the country. This is hurting an already ailing economy.
Most political contenders especially the presidential candidates have already agreed to accept the outcome of the election as announced by the IEBC. According to KEPSA, the electoral body should ensure that they conduct free and fair elections.
The election cycle hurts the economy very much, we should ensure that the process is free, fair and peaceful. According to the chairman of Bidco Vimal Shah, Kenya needs to lead by example as a true democracy in the continent and also in the world.
Security and Assurance
Investors want to be sure of their investments and peaceful elections will put Kenya in the map as a country which is certain and sure even during the election period. The country has been suffering from the effects of the violence experienced after the 2007 general election. This violence tarnished the image of the country.
In his response the IEBC chairperson indicated that he and his team will ensure that the elections are free, fair and peaceful. The IEBC boss also went on to indicate that they will be working with the security officers in the country to maintain peace and order during the election.