Joint Statement by Heads of Mission in Kenya

September 1, 2017 -Nairobi, Kenya

“The Supreme Court’s decision today on the 2017 presidential election is an important moment for Kenya. The Court’s independent review has demonstrated Kenya’s resilient democracy and commitment to the rule of law. The Kenyan people showed patience and confidence as the legal case ran its course.

Kenya’s electoral institutions now must begin preparing for a new presidential poll later this year and we urge everyone to work to make it free, fair, credible, and peaceful. We have trust in the ability of Kenya and its citizens to do so. All electoral processes can be improved, and we will continue to support Kenya’s institutions in this important work. The transparent legal process and the parties’ respect for the Court’s decision reflect the strength of Kenya’s democracy.

As friends, we want to deepen our partnership with Kenya as it moves forward in building this great country. At this historic time, we stand with all Kenyans as they support and reaffirm their democracy, which is an example for Africa and the world.”

Robert F. Godec
Ambassador of the United States

Bruno Pozzi
Chargé d’ Affaires a.i., European Union

Ralf Heckner
Ambassador of Switzerland

Sara Hradecky
High Commissioner for Canada

Frans Makken
Ambassador of the Netherlands

John Feakes
High Commissioner for Australia

Dr Harald Gunther
Ambassador of Austria

Julia Pataki
Ambassador of Romania

Javier García de Viedma Bernaldo de Quirós
Ambassador of Spain

Hilde Van Inthoult,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Belgium

Ramses Malaty,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Finland

Sergiusz Wolski
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Poland

Nic Hailey
High Commissioner for the United Kingdom

Jutta Frasch
Ambassador of Germany

Mette Knudsen
Ambassador of Denmark

Victor Conrad Rønneberg
Ambassador of Norway

Antoine Sivan
Ambassador of France

Mauro Massoni
Ambassador of Italy

Constantinos Moatsos
Ambassador of Greece

Frantisek Dlhopolcvek
Ambassador of Slovakia

Luisa Fragoso,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Portugal

David Pavlita,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Czech Republic

Gavan Mc Cann,
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Ireland

Fredrik Folkunger
Chargé d’Affaires a.i, Sweden