EU Statement Regarding Meeting with Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ongeri

February 13, 2013

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Statement by the European Union regarding today’s meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The European Union and other like-minded states have a long-standing policy, not limited to Kenya, to have only essential contact with indicted ICC suspects.

The European Union and other like-minded states have a long-standing policy, not limited to Kenya, to have only essential contact with indicted ICC suspects.

European Union envoys were invited to a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs today. Envoys rejected any allegation of interfering in the elections process.  They were clear that it is for the Kenyan people to elect their leaders. The European Union does not support any candidate for any office. We trust the Kenyan people to make wise decisions and elect responsible leaders.

Envoys strongly refute making any statements that could incite violence. To the contrary, the European Union has been helping to build a peaceful Kenya, supporting the judicial process of reconciliation following the last elections, as well as the implementation of the Constitution. The EU has supported Kenya’s ability to hold free, fair and transparent elections this time round. At no time has the European Union made any statements regarding the outcome of the elections.

Free and fair elections will create the stable and secure environment necessary to continue to attract foreign investment to fuel Kenya’s growth and to create jobs, especially for the youth. Election-related violence risks harming the economy and people’s livelihoods as investors, businesses and tourists stay away from Kenya.

At the request of the Government of Kenya, the EU and its Member States contribute to financing the election through a United Nations Development Programme fund, and support the IEBC and civil society in voter and civic education and through a long-term electoral mission. The European Union and other like-minded states have a long-standing policy, not limited to Kenya, to have only essential contact with indicted ICC suspects.

The European Union supports an end to impunity and supports the rule of law in Kenya.  Regardless who is elected President, cooperation with the International Criminal Court is of vital importance to create accountability for political violence and build a stable Kenya. The European Union Member States are state parties to the Rome Statue and bound by its legal obligations, as much as Kenya is.

Signed by European Union Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Chargé d’affaires from:
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.


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6 Comments on “EU Statement Regarding Meeting with Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ongeri”

  1. Jared Odero Says:

    No wonder Edward Clay, former British Higher Commisioner to Kenya said that our politicians are gluttons who overeat, then puke on the shoes of donors. Without shame, they continually return with their begging bowls.

    The masters of impunity in Government know how to invoke colonialism, yet beg the same Western donors to fund virtaully all the country’s development projects.

    The EU is sponsoring the elections as per the Kenyan government’s request, yet Ongeri and a section of Jubilee sycophants are busy yapping at them for allegedly interfering with the process. Kweli nyani haoni kundule; biting the hand that feeds you.

  2. Ongeri Kahaba Says:

    Who is this Ongeri to lecture EU Democratic Countries Financing the coming General election in Lala-land(Kenya)Ongeri is not a proffessor he is (Mavi) Proffessor wa Mavi<

  3. I will marry when i want. Says:

    3.I think after reading this from Kenya media <Then the final solution is to devide Kenya Sudan Way and allow tribes to take their land eg: Luo-land ,Masaai-land etc rather than Civilwar becouse some tribes cannot change and will never change hence impunity and ponopoly over Laws if there is any in Kenya.CORD says DCs, chiefs working for JubileeRelated News
    Uhuru campaigns in NairobiRaila says he will resolve primaries rowJubilee wants Kenya’s envoy to USA recalledOmogeni dismisses Jubilee Alliance top

  4. Peter L. Akhonya Says:

    The Kenyans issue in Politics is very open that the impunity protecters are all fools in short. Kenyans are no longer fools in that area but very wise now because they have been misused by impunity leaders for 49 years of which they became poorer and poorer up to their knees.Ongeri has nothing to offer Kenyans. Him and his impunity group are all deadly out of Kenyans affairs.They will be ashame with their actions. How can a normal person talk to his sponsors in that language unless you are a fool?

  5. Mohan Mathew Says:

    Ongeri is a paediatrician by profession. But the politician Ongeri behaves as if he was trained as a surgeon specialising in amputations.

  6. Keith Sirimoe Says:

    Sir Mohan Sing (Laghi) do you think Paediatrician Surgeon (Ongeri) is going to amputate 40 million plus Wakenyas feet and legs so that the country can rely 100% on USA/EU donation (food) dropping from USAs huge aircrafts like Maana from heaven so that the bible prophecy can be acomplished?

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