Kenya: AUEOM orientation, briefing programme ends Saturday in Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Preparing to deploy its short-term election observers to the field, the African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM) in Kenya ran a three-day orientation and briefing programme from 3- 5 August, 2017.

According to the media channel of the African Union (AU), the AUEOM comprises of 90 Short-Term Observers (STOs) and 14 Long-Term Observers (LTOs) drawn from the Pan-African Parliament, African Ambassadors to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Election Management Bodies (EMBs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Think Tanks and the Academia from various African countries.

The LTOs are deployed from 3 July – 26 August 2017 while the STOs are deployed from 28 July – 14 August 2017.

On election day, AU observers will be deployed to 35 of the 47 counties in the country to observe election day procedures.

The AU Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) to Kenya is led by His Excellency Thabo Mbeki, former President of South Africa and Head of the AUEOM to Kenya.

The objective of AUEOM is to make an independent, objective and impartial assessment of the Presidential Elections in Kenya in accordance with the national, regional and international standards for democratic elections.
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