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Corker Statement on Violence Ahead of Kenyan Presidential Election

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement in response to the murder of Christopher Msando, the head of information technology for Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), prior to the August 8 presidential election.

“Violence against someone responsible for the integrity of the election is extremely troubling and demands a thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” said Corker. “Public confidence in the election result is critical to Kenya’s progress as a leader and stabilizing force in the region. In advocating for free, fair and peaceful elections, the U.S. seeks continued partnership on security and development and inclusive, stable governance for the Kenyan people.”