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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.

UN expert concerned about displacement related to elections in Kenya

As Kenyans get ready to participate in general elections on Monday, a human rights expert is urging the Kenyan Government and the international community to scale up efforts to prevent displacement related to the polls.

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All Kenyans must work to ensure upcoming polls are peaceful and credible – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced the hope that all Kenyans will work together to ensure that next week’s elections will be peaceful and credible, as he discussed the upcoming polls with the country’s President, Mwai Kibaki.

Ahead of elections, UN expert calls on Kenya to prevent internal displacement crisis

The Kenyan Government and the international community must significantly scale up their efforts to prevent internal displacement resulting from possible violence ahead of the general election next week, a United Nations independent expert stressed today.

Kenya: UN official stresses need for peaceful and transparent elections

The United Nations political chief today stressed the need for all Kenyans and their institutions to ensure the upcoming general elections in March are credible, peaceful and transparent.