The Commission made the plea amid the unprecedented number of concessions made by leaders who have lost various elective positions.
“For the first time, we are seeing contestants conceding defeat for the first time in the history of elections in this country. This indicates that each of them is satisfied with the process, and we hope that the trend will continue up to the presidential results,” Commissioner Abdi Guliye said.
Guliye lauded the losers for taking the initiative to accept the outcome of the Tuesday election.
Some of the notable leaders include: Jubilee Party’s National Director of Elections Kanini Kega who conceded defeat in Kieni parliamentary race, Jubilee’s Charles Kibiru who lost the Kirinyaga Governor race, NARC Kenya’s Kabando Wa Kabandoi, who accepted defeat in Nyeri.
Others are Jubilee’s Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni, who conceded defeat to UDA’s George Gachagua after failing to recapture Ndaragwa MP seat Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya, who was unsuccessful in his re-election bid, also conceded defeat.
Taveta MP Naomi Shaban also conceded defeat after losing her bid to extend her 20-year parliamentary career on a Jubilee ticket and
Lang’atA MP Nixon Korir also conceded defeat and congratulated his rival, comedian-turned-politician Felix Odiwour’ Jalang’o’.
Commissioner Guliye also noted that the Commission would be ready to handle any election-related petitions that may arise from the election.