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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by NattyDread » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 am

Chebukati's sentiments were the best he could do after realizing that, unlike Akombe, he had no Plan B. Hata ajiuzulu, we shall vote and any other commissioner will become the National Returning Officer.
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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

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NAIROBI, KENYA: An elections observer group has now thrown its weight behind the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that it is capable of conducting a free and fair contest on October 26 vote.

The African Electoral Observation Group, a consortium of International Accredited Elections Observers from across Africa, said preparations in most counties smooth promising a smooth, free, fair and credible election.

“It is in keeping with our electoral observation mandate for the August 8 election that we note that IEBC remains intact and capable of conducting a free, fair and credible election,” reads part of the report.

The group maintained that October 26 remains the only irreducible minimum for Kenya and that the commission remains ready and capable of holding a free, fair and credible election.

The Observer mission now wants Kenya to stick to the side of constitution, the rule of law and the integrity of its institutions.

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

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NattyDread wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 am
Chebukati's sentiments were the best he could do after realizing that, unlike Akombe, he had no Plan B. Hata ajiuzulu, we shall vote and any other commissioner will become the National Returning Officer.
Akombe as an employee in the Department of Political Affairs has from all appearances violated the UN code of conduct. The UN has distanced itself from her and she remains on unpaid leave. Meanwhile Jakuon has confirmed that he was in constant communication with his mole Akombe.
44. In view of the independence and impartiality that they must maintain, international civil servants, while retaining the right to vote, should not participate in political activities, such as standing for or holding local or national political office. This does not, however, preclude participation in local community or civic activities, provided that such participation is consistent with the oath of service in the United Nations system. It is necessary for international civil servants to exercise discretion in their support for a political party or campaign, and they should not accept or solicit funds, write articles or make public speeches or make statements to the press. These cases require the exercise of judgement and, where there is any doubt, should be referred to the executive head. http://www.un.org/en/ethics/pdf/StandConIntCivSE.pdf
Jakuon insulted Chebukati today in a most vile manner: https://youtu.be/udlQgUf1j30?t=13m47s if Chebukati was sitting on the fence, I doubt he will be doing any of Jakuon's bidding absent malipo kubwa kwa account yake with exile as the icing to boot.

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by RMaddow » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:12 pm

We already know there will be no elections on the 26th/10.

How does jubilee come out of this embarrassment?
Remember the government must never be seen as weak.

This man Aguambo aka Tinga aka Baaba nasika ao pahali nauma.

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Unread post by vooke » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm

obienga wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:21 am
NattyDread wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 am
Chebukati's sentiments were the best he could do after realizing that, unlike Akombe, he had no Plan B. Hata ajiuzulu, we shall vote and any other commissioner will become the National Returning Officer.
Akombe as an employee in the Department of Political Affairs has from all appearances violated the UN code of conduct. The UN has distanced itself from her and she remains on unpaid leave. Meanwhile Jakuon has confirmed that he was in constant communication with his mole Akombe.
44. In view of the independence and impartiality that they must maintain, international civil servants, while retaining the right to vote, should not participate in political activities, such as standing for or holding local or national political office. This does not, however, preclude participation in local community or civic activities, provided that such participation is consistent with the oath of service in the United Nations system. It is necessary for international civil servants to exercise discretion in their support for a political party or campaign, and they should not accept or solicit funds, write articles or make public speeches or make statements to the press. These cases require the exercise of judgement and, where there is any doubt, should be referred to the executive head. http://www.un.org/en/ethics/pdf/StandConIntCivSE.pdf
Jakuon insulted Chebukati today in a most vile manner: https://youtu.be/udlQgUf1j30?t=13m47s if Chebukati was sitting on the fence, I doubt he will be doing any of Jakuon's bidding absent malipo kubwa kwa account yake with exile as the icing to boot.
When and where did UN distance itself from Akombe?
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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by obienga » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am

vooke wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm
obienga wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:21 am
NattyDread wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:39 am
Chebukati's sentiments were the best he could do after realizing that, unlike Akombe, he had no Plan B. Hata ajiuzulu, we shall vote and any other commissioner will become the National Returning Officer.
Akombe as an employee in the Department of Political Affairs has from all appearances violated the UN code of conduct. The UN has distanced itself from her and she remains on unpaid leave. Meanwhile Jakuon has confirmed that he was in constant communication with his mole Akombe.
44. In view of the independence and impartiality that they must maintain, international civil servants, while retaining the right to vote, should not participate in political activities, such as standing for or holding local or national political office. This does not, however, preclude participation in local community or civic activities, provided that such participation is consistent with the oath of service in the United Nations system. It is necessary for international civil servants to exercise discretion in their support for a political party or campaign, and they should not accept or solicit funds, write articles or make public speeches or make statements to the press. These cases require the exercise of judgement and, where there is any doubt, should be referred to the executive head. http://www.un.org/en/ethics/pdf/StandConIntCivSE.pdf
Jakuon insulted Chebukati today in a most vile manner: https://youtu.be/udlQgUf1j30?t=13m47s if Chebukati was sitting on the fence, I doubt he will be doing any of Jakuon's bidding absent malipo kubwa kwa account yake with exile as the icing to boot.
When and where did UN distance itself from Akombe?
Would you like the video as well?
Question: Does the UN, given that she obviously has been a respected member of DPA and that she said publicly on BBC that the election on 26 October will not be… cannot be credible, does the UN share that assessment?

Spokesman: Her assessment is hers and hers alone. Yep, in the back. Go ahead.
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/db171019.doc.htm

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by vooke » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am

obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am
vooke wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm
obienga wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:21 am

Akombe as an employee in the Department of Political Affairs has from all appearances violated the UN code of conduct. The UN has distanced itself from her and she remains on unpaid leave. Meanwhile Jakuon has confirmed that he was in constant communication with his mole Akombe.


Jakuon insulted Chebukati today in a most vile manner: https://youtu.be/udlQgUf1j30?t=13m47s if Chebukati was sitting on the fence, I doubt he will be doing any of Jakuon's bidding absent malipo kubwa kwa account yake with exile as the icing to boot.
When and where did UN distance itself from Akombe?
Would you like the video as well?
Question: Does the UN, given that she obviously has been a respected member of DPA and that she said publicly on BBC that the election on 26 October will not be… cannot be credible, does the UN share that assessment?

Spokesman: Her assessment is hers and hers alone. Yep, in the back. Go ahead.
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/db171019.doc.htm
How is thst distancing themselves form her? Was it not clear that she was a commissioner in her private/personal capacity and not as a UN Staff?
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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by obienga » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:51 am

vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am
vooke wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm


When and where did UN distance itself from Akombe?
Would you like the video as well?
Question: Does the UN, given that she obviously has been a respected member of DPA and that she said publicly on BBC that the election on 26 October will not be… cannot be credible, does the UN share that assessment?

Spokesman: Her assessment is hers and hers alone. Yep, in the back. Go ahead.
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/db171019.doc.htm
How is thst distancing themselves form her? Was it not clear that she was a commissioner in her private/personal capacity and not as a UN Staff?
The UN does not share in her views. The UN code of conduct covers your second question about how UN staff should conduct themselves in their private/personal capacities in matters regarding politics.

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by vooke » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:35 am

obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:51 am
vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am

Would you like the video as well?
How is thst distancing themselves form her? Was it not clear that she was a commissioner in her private/personal capacity and not as a UN Staff?
The UN does not share in her views. The UN code of conduct covers your second question about how UN staff should conduct themselves in their private/personal capacities in matters regarding politics.
She took leave to take up the commissioner job

Commenting about her job is not politics
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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by obienga » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 am

vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:35 am
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:51 am
vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:41 am

How is thst distancing themselves form her? Was it not clear that she was a commissioner in her private/personal capacity and not as a UN Staff?
The UN does not share in her views. The UN code of conduct covers your second question about how UN staff should conduct themselves in their private/personal capacities in matters regarding politics.
She took leave to take up the commissioner job

Commenting about her job is not politics
Do read section 44 of the UN code of conduct. She has not returned back to her job and remains on unpaid leave. She crossed the line when she went to the press and started giving interviews. Her position is in the department of political affairs. Jakuon helped her dig the hole further when he revealed his constant communications with her at the NASWA rally in Kisii. She will be lucky to be transferred to another UN department.

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by vooke » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:06 pm

obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 am
vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:35 am
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:51 am

The UN does not share in her views. The UN code of conduct covers your second question about how UN staff should conduct themselves in their private/personal capacities in matters regarding politics.
She took leave to take up the commissioner job

Commenting about her job is not politics
Do read section 44 of the UN code of conduct. She has not returned back to her job and remains on unpaid leave. She crossed the line when she went to the press and started giving interviews. Her position is in the department of political affairs. Jakuon helped her dig the hole further when he revealed his constant communications with her at the NASWA rally in Kisii. She will be lucky to be transferred to another UN department.
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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by obienga » Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:57 pm

vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:06 pm
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 am
vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:35 am

She took leave to take up the commissioner job

Commenting about her job is not politics
Do read section 44 of the UN code of conduct. She has not returned back to her job and remains on unpaid leave. She crossed the line when she went to the press and started giving interviews. Her position is in the department of political affairs. Jakuon helped her dig the hole further when he revealed his constant communications with her at the NASWA rally in Kisii. She will be lucky to be transferred to another UN department.
Pettiness. Butthurt Jubilidiot
Jakuonist, despite your rants, the matter has refused to die at the UN and the reporter will continue being relentless in pursuing it. We now know that Akombe is on unpaid leave until 2018. Hopefully Jakuon ensured she got a huge payoff because she may soon be jobless. In August, the UN said her leave would expire soon. When you hear Jakuon complaining that she needs to be left alone, then know that her now extended unpaid leave is unprecedented and it may wind up with her tarmacking soon. The tenacity of this investigative reporter has got to be admired.
“She has been granted special leave without pay to serve in the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. She'll provide technical electoral support to the Commission in preparation for the 2017 elections and support efforts to prevent post‑electoral violence in Kenya. The activity was approved in accordance with staff regulations… the proper staff regulations and staff rules,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a January 23 briefing, shortly after she was sworn in. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/IEBC-s-Ako ... index.html
“I am aware that she was on a leave of absence. At some point, I believe, fairly soon, it will be expiring and then she will return to her duties in the Department of Political Affairs,” UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told a UN press briefing on Thursday. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/IEBC-s-Ako ... index.html

Question: The statement also appears to be giving a sort of a tacit endorsement to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that is very much at the heart of whether this election is going to be credible or not, given statements made by the commissioner that has fled to New York, the three weeks' leave that the CEO has taken. Are you tacitly saying that the IEBC is a credible institution in its current form and is fit to run this election?

Spokesman: Well, you know, just to repeat, what we want is for everyone to cooperate with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Remember, as we said in the statement, that this is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct the election, and it's in that context that we want its work to be supported.

Question: Same topic? Sure. I wanted to ask you. This, again, goes back to Ms. [Roselyn] Akombe, because, since Friday, there's been an article in the Nation in Kenya in which Raila Odinga is… is quoted as saying he was in, quote, constant contact with… with Ms. Akombe, you know, speaks about death threats. But, in any case, it really calls into question the… the… the… it would seem important since she is… at least was and presumably still has a post at the UN, to have some kind of disclosure of what… how this took place. I asked on Friday whether the Kenyan ambassador, Mr. [Macharia] Kamau, demarched António Guterres for the entire situation around Ms. Akombe. He said he wasn't aware of a meeting. So now, three days later, can you confirm that? Because people upstairs, that's what they say.

Spokesman: I have no meeting to confirm, as I pointed out the last time you asked this. Regarding Ms. Akombe, she is on leave and will continue to be on leave through to the end of this year.

Question: My question is this. Okay. That's helpful. But my… there's a staff rule that says that staff shouldn't engage in politics. And I understand that it's said that she got a waiver in order to go initially to work at the [IEBC], but is that… is that a carte blanche? Is it something that needs to be sort of updated? Because you could… in… in… in principle, working for IEBC could not be a violation, but once it became as political as it did, was there any second review by the Ethics Office of whether this was putting the UN in an… in an unfortunate and… and… position in Kenya?

Spokesman: I'm aware that the staff member in question did work with the Ethics Office and keep them informed as she was taking her special leave. Yes, Mr. Abbadi?
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/db171023.doc.htm

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Re: Observer group contradicts Chebukati, says IEBC can conduct credible poll

Unread post by vooke » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:04 am

obienga wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:57 pm
vooke wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:06 pm
obienga wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:37 am

Do read section 44 of the UN code of conduct. She has not returned back to her job and remains on unpaid leave. She crossed the line when she went to the press and started giving interviews. Her position is in the department of political affairs. Jakuon helped her dig the hole further when he revealed his constant communications with her at the NASWA rally in Kisii. She will be lucky to be transferred to another UN department.
Pettiness. Butthurt Jubilidiot
Jakuonist, despite your rants, the matter has refused to die at the UN and the reporter will continue being relentless in pursuing it. We now know that Akombe is on unpaid leave until 2018. Hopefully Jakuon ensured she got a huge payoff because she may soon be jobless. In August, the UN said her leave would expire soon. When you hear Jakuon complaining that she needs to be left alone, then know that her now extended unpaid leave is unprecedented and it may wind up with her tarmacking soon. The tenacity of this investigative reporter has got to be admired.
“She has been granted special leave without pay to serve in the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. She'll provide technical electoral support to the Commission in preparation for the 2017 elections and support efforts to prevent post‑electoral violence in Kenya. The activity was approved in accordance with staff regulations… the proper staff regulations and staff rules,” said Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, in a January 23 briefing, shortly after she was sworn in. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/IEBC-s-Ako ... index.html
“I am aware that she was on a leave of absence. At some point, I believe, fairly soon, it will be expiring and then she will return to her duties in the Department of Political Affairs,” UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told a UN press briefing on Thursday. http://www.nation.co.ke/news/IEBC-s-Ako ... index.html

Question: The statement also appears to be giving a sort of a tacit endorsement to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that is very much at the heart of whether this election is going to be credible or not, given statements made by the commissioner that has fled to New York, the three weeks' leave that the CEO has taken. Are you tacitly saying that the IEBC is a credible institution in its current form and is fit to run this election?

Spokesman: Well, you know, just to repeat, what we want is for everyone to cooperate with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Remember, as we said in the statement, that this is the constitutionally mandated body to conduct the election, and it's in that context that we want its work to be supported.

Question: Same topic? Sure. I wanted to ask you. This, again, goes back to Ms. [Roselyn] Akombe, because, since Friday, there's been an article in the Nation in Kenya in which Raila Odinga is… is quoted as saying he was in, quote, constant contact with… with Ms. Akombe, you know, speaks about death threats. But, in any case, it really calls into question the… the… the… it would seem important since she is… at least was and presumably still has a post at the UN, to have some kind of disclosure of what… how this took place. I asked on Friday whether the Kenyan ambassador, Mr. [Macharia] Kamau, demarched António Guterres for the entire situation around Ms. Akombe. He said he wasn't aware of a meeting. So now, three days later, can you confirm that? Because people upstairs, that's what they say.

Spokesman: I have no meeting to confirm, as I pointed out the last time you asked this. Regarding Ms. Akombe, she is on leave and will continue to be on leave through to the end of this year.

Question: My question is this. Okay. That's helpful. But my… there's a staff rule that says that staff shouldn't engage in politics. And I understand that it's said that she got a waiver in order to go initially to work at the [IEBC], but is that… is that a carte blanche? Is it something that needs to be sort of updated? Because you could… in… in… in principle, working for IEBC could not be a violation, but once it became as political as it did, was there any second review by the Ethics Office of whether this was putting the UN in an… in an unfortunate and… and… position in Kenya?

Spokesman: I'm aware that the staff member in question did work with the Ethics Office and keep them informed as she was taking her special leave. Yes, Mr. Abbadi?
http://www.un.org/press/en/2017/db171023.doc.htm
How does any of this support what’s you are trying to say?
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