Former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda has arrived in Nairobi to begin his latest assignment as leader of the 50-person Carter Centre international observer mission for next Monday’s presidential and parliamentary elections Kenya.
This is according to press statement issued the deputy administrative assistant in the office of the fourth president Kennedy Limwanya.
The former Zambian president was welcomed by officials from the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Carter Centre, but conspicuously missing were officials from the Zambian High Commission.
The Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was informed about the trip almost two weeks ago, and a request made to extend diplomatic courtesies to President Banda.
As part of his pre-election schedule, President Banda is today expected to meet some of the eight presidential candidates and heads of the other election observer missions from the Commonwealth, European Union, African Union, and the East African Community.
He will also confer with the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Isaac Hassan and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Willy Mutunga.
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