Controversial Kenyan lawyer, Miguna Miguna has referred to as hypocrites former presidential candidates Kizza Besigye and Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for allegedly being in bed with Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Azimio La Umoja Coalition candidate Raila Odinga.

“Both Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu and Kizza Besigye are hypocrites. They pretend to fight Kaguta Museveni while they support tyrant Uhuru Kenyatta and his project Conman Raila Odinga. Down with African hypocrites,” Raila wrote on Twitter on Monday.

He however did not substantiate a claim that the duo supports President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga.

Miguna’s comments come only hours to Kenya’s presidential elections scheduled for tomorrow Tuesday. Besigye and Kyagulanyi are in Kenya as part of the Africa observation team, according to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Tight competition is between Kenya’s Deputy President and Kenya Kwanza presidential candidate, William Ruto and Azimio La Umoja Coalition candidate, Raila Odinga.

“As part of our mission to observe the Kenyan elections, this Tuesday, I was glad 2 meet and interact with Presidential Candidate Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga. Another part of our team met with Candidate Williams Ruto. Wishing the great people of Kenya a free, fair, credible and peaceful election,” Bobi Wine tweeted.

He captioned his tweet on a photo he took with Raila Odinga.

It remains unclear whether it is such a photo that angered Miguna Miguna.

However, several international observers across various regions are in Kenya ahead of Tuesday’s polls to monitor the election exercise.

Additionally, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Sunday, August 7 deployed 24 election observers across 11 counties for the observation mission.

These observes include representatives of electoral bodies and diplomats from six IGAD member states.

They will be stationed in Nairobi, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Kajiado, Kisumu, Kisii, Kakamega, Machakos and Mombasa.

Similarly, the Elections Observation Group (ELOG) on Saturday, August 6 announced that it will deploy 5,108 observers to tallying centers across the country to evaluate the integrity and general conduct of the electoral process.

According to ELOG 3,050 of these will be general observers. Likewise, 1,000 Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) observers will assume the role of stationery observers on election day.

Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) and the Common Market for Southern and Eastern Africa (COMESA) have also formally commissioned a joint election observation committee whose main role will be reviewing how the General Elections will be held.

Such efforts are in line with the regional bodies’ mandate to promote free and fair democratic elections across the African continent.

Moreover, the joint observation mission comprises of 90 observers, selected from various governments, Member States, the Pan African Parliament, the Civil Society Organizations, Academia and Election Management Bodies in Africa.

Furthermore, the East African Community has also deployed 52 election observers led by former Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete.

Kungu Al-Mahadi Adam is an experienced Ugandan multimedia Journalist with a background of fact checking and thorough research. He is very passionate about current African affairs particularly Horn of Africa. He...

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