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RB expected to lead delegation to Kenya next week

General News RB expected to lead delegation to Kenya next week

Left to right, Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda, Swedish Ambassador to Kenya Joan Borgstam and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Ahmed Hassan leave the hall after opening the two-day conference on the Kenya 2013 elections.
Left to right, Former Zambian President Rupiah Banda, Swedish Ambassador to Kenya Joan Borgstam and Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission chairman Ahmed Hassan leave the hall after opening the two-day conference on the Kenya 2013 elections.

Former President Rupiah Banda is scheduled to lead a 50-person Carter Centre International observer mission in Kenya ahead of next week’s polls in that country.

The Former Head of State has expressed confidence in the preparations that the Kenyan people have made to holding peaceful and credible elections that all Africans can be proud of.

He cited among other factors, the interventions that have been put in place by the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ELSA) Kenya chapter, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the Kenyatta University School of Law and the Kenyan Judiciary working committee on the election preparations.

This is contained in a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today.

Mr. Banda said the Kenyan elections slated for March 4, 2013 were important not only because of the spectre of violence that the 2007 polls left but also that they will be Africa’s first in the year 2013.

“It will be important that the Kenya elections are seen to be credible, transparent and democratic in every respect. That way, all other elections on the continent can follow the same path,” said the former President.

Mr. Banda is expected to travel to Kenya at the invitation of former United States President and Carter Centre Chairperson Jimmy Carter.

President Carter is hopeful that the former Zambian leader’s experience, knowledge and political leadership would be invaluable to the mission.

Mr. Banda has previously headed the Carter Centre Mission to presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone.

He has also overseen National Assembly elections in the Royal Kingdom of Lesotho under the electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa.

ZANIS

17 COMMENTS

  1. “you may want to think of me as being undemocratic, but when some of these poeple in the opposition take over power, you will be sorry. That is when you will know of what a dmocrat you will have lost.” RB speaking to diplomats accreditated to Zambia at statehouse as quoted by postnewspapers in 2011 citing weak link documents.

  2. Our knight in shinning armor and Zed’s brightest light on democracy go make us proud in kenya coz the democratic light in zed has been dimming since the pfools took over.We’re very proud of you RB and you’ve rightly earned this lead honour.

  3. How can a thief president RB make Zambia proud? Either some Zambians don’t care or have selective amnesia. Enough debate, there was no debate before they stole. RB and MMD have made stealing and corruption part of culture. RB must have immunity lifted and passport taken away for all those crimes aganist Zambians. Killing lozis, stealing and abusing public funds by RB wife and sons, Dora, Liato, Namulambe, Konga etc. Kenyans would care anyless about RB character, they are used to violence and corruption. Why do you think they run that fast? Running away from violence.

    • Visceral hatred will kill you and accusations without adducing concrete evidence goes against the 9th commandment.Why has he never been charged?So by ya flawed logic Jamaicans,Ethiopians & Americans run fast due to a violence culture?

  4. CAN THAT MAKE HIM INNOCENT IF HE EVER COMMITTED ANY OFFENSE?TELLING THE TRUTH.RB WAS A DICTATOR,CORRUPT,NIPOTISTIC AND TRIBALISTIC .WE ZAMBIANS FORCED HIM OUT OF POWER EVEN WEN HE WANTED TO CONTINUE

  5. Go on RB our special envoy you’re doin Zed alot of positive.The hate mongers falsely accusing RB better table their evidence or forever hold their peace.They’ve never stepped forward with evidence coz its lacking and its just based on hearsay & Hitler-level of absolute all consuming hate.

  6. RB possesses honourable qualities of leadership that are expected from Zambia’s genetic pool of wisdom. Our RB is making us proud in the same way Ghana’s Kofi Annan has made the African continent proud in international diplomacy. When will Sata ever learn to convert his soul for the good of humanity? Sata’s inhuman treatment of opposition leaders and any Zambian who expresses wisdom is sending sad ripples of dictatorship in Africa and beyond. We pray for RB for representing the best human attributes that are potentially rich among Zambians. Sata, Edgar Lungu, Mmembe, Mutembo Nchito, Kabimba, Lombe Chibesakunda, Mumba Malila, Musa Mwenye, the ACC and Police Command have formed a formidable island of an oppressive system. God Hear Our Prayers. God bless RB, HH and Nevers Mumba.

  7. WELL DONE BA MUDALA. THIS SHOWS HOW ZAMBIA IS TAKEN AS LEADER IN AFRICAN DEMOCRACY. SAD TO SEE WHATS HAPPENING IN LIVINGSTONE WHICH WOULD TARNISH OUR IMAGE. I AM SO ANGRY WITH BOTH PF & UPND LEADERS FOR THE RUBBISH THEY HAVE CAUSED IN LIVINGSTONE. VERY SELFISH LEADERSHIP MAKING POOR ZAMBIANS KILL EACH OTHER FOR THEIR GAIN. SHAME ON BOTH PARTY LEADERS.

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