US WATCHING KENYA
“It is safer to use electronic voting as opposed to a manual system,” Clinton is said to have told the Speaker according to sources that attended the meeting at Parliament Buildings.
The sources said Clinton told Marende the US Government was ready and willing to offer financial and technical support to the IEBC to execute its electoral mandate.
The source further said that Clinton told the Speaker that the recommendations of the Kriegler Commission were clear if post-election violence were to be avoided.
She was also reported to have suggested IEBC should be allowed to source the skits directly from the manufacturers, as opposed to using “bureaucratic” systems where brokers are involved.
Saying that “too much is at stake for Kenya,” she appealed to Kenyans to build on the success of the 2010 Referendum on the Constitution and conduct elections that will entice investors.
“The world will be watching Kenya. The country is viewed as the leader in East. One bad election can take away all that,” she warned.