Kenya

UN chief congratulates Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Uhuru Kenyatta on his election as President of Kenya, and urged Kenyans to remain calm following a decision by the country's top court that settled the ballot win.

UN human rights monitoring team praises Kenya for successful election process

A United Nations team deployed to monitor human rights issues during the Kenyan elections today praised the African country for its largely peaceful polls earlier this month.

UN chief congratulates Kenyans on peaceful presidential polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has noted the results of Kenya's presidential election that were announced today and applauded its citizens for the largely peaceful polls.

UN chief appeals for peaceful conclusion to Kenya’s presidential election

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Kenyans to remain peaceful and provide a credible conclusion to Kenya’s presidential election as they wait for the ballots to be counted.

Kenyan elections must be free of sexual violence, UN official stresses ahead of polls

As Kenya prepares to go to the polls on Monday, a senior United Nations official has called on authorities to ensure the protection of civilians, especially women and girls, recalling that thousands of cases of rape and other forms of sexual assault were documented during the violence that followed the 2007 elections.