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Head of Political Science Department at the University of Ghana, Dr Bossman Asare, has observed that Kenya should learn from Ghana in terms of its democratic process to elect a president.
Kenyans headed to the polls on August 8, 2017 to elect a new president but the country’s election management body has been unable to declare election results after three days.
Preliminary results from polling centres indicated a lead for Uhuru Kenyatta but his closest rival Raila Odinga is already disputing the results. Prior to the elections, Chris Msando, the Deputy Director of IT of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was also murdered.
Commenting on the Kenya election on Class91.3FM’s World Affairs programme on August 11, 2017, Dr Asare told show host Dr Etse Sikanku that: “If there is more learning to do I think that maybe the Kenyans will have to learn from us because with what has transpired, there are some who are alleging that there was a problem with the technology system they used, maybe, certain inherent problems with it which has literally affected the entire process which we are yet to know the entire details.”
According to him, “Kenya is a major player in Africa in terms of population, economy and they have been phenomenal in the fight against Al-Shabab”.
He said what happened in Kenya is important and has a rippling effect as far as the entire continent is concerned so continental players must take a keen interest and ensure a peaceful democratic process.