Mac Manu stopped from entering Kenya?
Peter Mac Manu Information available to 3news suggests that the Campaign Manager of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for Ghana’s 2016 general elections, Peter Mac Manu, was stopped from entering Kenya as the country goes to the polls next week. Mr. Mac Manu was leading a team of Democratic Union of Africa (DUA) International Observers to Kenya’s general elections to be held on August 8, 2017. It is not clear why the astute politician was denied entry into a country with recent history of post election violence. Reports suggest the Kenyan authorities are guarding against unnecessary influence of the country’s election by the international community. Mr. Mac Manu who is a former National Chairman of the NPP is currently the Honourary Chairman of DUA. The elections in Kenya will cover six ballot papers – Presidential, Senators, Members of Parliament, Governors, County and Women Representatives as required by the Kenyan Constitution. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared 14,500 eligible candidates for the various positions and has also deployed 3,237 voter educators across the country. A total of 150 International Observers have been given accreditation to observe the elections. The presidential election has 18 candidates: incumbent President Uhuru Kenyata of Jubilee Coalition and Raila Odinga of Nasa Coalition are the candidates to watch. More soon