Kenya Elections Don't shed blood because of elections - Mahama to Kenyans

Mahama said people should therefore not characterize it with violence and bloodshed

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Former President John Mahama has stated that the August 8, general elections in Kenya should not be a do and die affair.

He said people should therefore not characterize it with violence and bloodshed.

READ MORE: Mahama  demands investigation into murder of Chris Msando

He said "My message to leaders is that you are seeking to serve the people and if you are seeking to serve, then you don’t wreak violence on the people you want to serve. You don’t need to be violent to serve somebody. Kenya is bigger than any politicians and the Kenyan people must prevail. It is a very important election for Kenya and I feel confident that Kenyans will rise to the occasion."

"I don’t think that a single life must be shed because people want to serve the people of Kenya, and so the political leaders must continue to emphasize their commitment to peaceful elections."

READ ALSO: Mahama leads Commonwealth Observer Mission for Kenya's elections

The former President who is leading a 15-member Commonwealth Observer Group to monitor and report on the August 8, 2017 general elections speaking on Nairobi based Capital FM said Kenyan Politicians must not to resort to violence.

Earlier, Mahama has called for an investigations into the abduction and killing of Kenya's Electoral Commission ICT Manager Chris Msando.

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He however, expressed condolence to the family of the slained IT manager.

Chris Msando's body was found in a forest outside Nairobi just over a week before election he was supposed to oversee.

READ MORE: Mahama arrives in Kenya to monitor elections

Msando was declared missing over the weekend.

He was a key official at Kenya’s electoral commission. He was one of a handful of officials who had the electoral commission’s computer system passwords and knew the exact location of the servers to run the election.

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