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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Boshe to Lead The Brenthurst Foundation’s Upcoming Election Observer Mission to Kenya

PRESS RELEASE 4th August 2022

News · Published 4 August 2022


The 36-person delegation, accredited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission [IEBC] and which includes political leaders and policymakers from around Africa, will be in Kenya from 5-11 August and will be stationed in groups in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Uasin Gishu.

The direction Kenya takes continues to be felt across Africa. The Brenthurst Foundation hopes that, by supporting the democratic electoral process, then lessons of best practice can strengthen other democratic institutions across the continent.

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said: ‘Democratic processes, participatory governance, peace and security on the African continent have come a long way in recent years but have also suffered a number of setbacks. Our hope is that in Kenya, we see the best democratic processes in action which are consistent with the objectives of Agenda 2063, the Africa we Want, which speaks to “an Africa of good governance, democracy, respect for human rights, justice and the rule of law”.’

The Brenthurst Foundation’s Director, Dr Greg Mills, says: ‘The Brenthurst Foundation is committed to strengthening economic growth in Africa, in part through identifying and sharing best practice. Given the continental correlation between democratic conditions and long-term development performance, we look forward to playing our part in ensuring that Kenya’s election proceeds smoothly, fairly and free from upset.’

The observation mission will report on their findings once the polls have closed.

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Accredited Observers for the observer mission are:

H.E. Hailemariem Dessalegn Boshe – Head of Mission,Ethiopia
Mr Addisu Adanike, Ethiopia
Ms Bezawit Tefera Tolosa, Ethiopia
Mr David Lewis, Uganda
Ms Elone Natumanya, Uganda
Dr Kifefe Kizza-Besigye, Uganda
Ms Leila Jack, South Africa
Mr Peregrino Wambu Chindondo, Angola
Mr Ray Hartley, South Africa
Prof. Serge Tshibangu, DRC
Mr Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, Uganda
Mrs Fatumo Ousmail Abdi, Somaliland/Ethiopia
Mr Abbasali Haji, Tanzania/UK
Ms Chipokota Mwanawasa, Zambia
Ms Diana Games, South Africa
Dr Greg Mills, South Africa
Mr John Steenhuisen, South Africa
Prof. Merera Gudina Jefi, Ethiopia
Mr Tendai Biti, Zimbabwe
Mr Ibrahim Adam Ali, Somaliland/UK
Dr Aloysius Ordu, US
Mr Atom Lim, Nigeria
Ms Gladys Hlatywayo, Zimbabwe
Dr Daniel Bekele Mulugeta, Ethiopia
Mr Jeffrey Thomas Smith, US
Ms Marie-Noelle Nwokolo, Ghana
Mr Peter Fabricius, South Africa
Mr Hussen Abdi Ali, Somaliland/Djibouti
Mr Chimbomba Choolwe, Zambia
Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere, South Africa/Ghana Dr Lutero Simango, Mozambique
Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, South Africa
Mr Richard Morrow, South Africa
Mr Zitto Zuberi Kabwe, Tanzania
Ms Katherine Almquist Knopf, US
Ms Peneza Faraha Upendo, Tanzania



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