Below is the comment of UK’s Foreign Office spokesperson said:
â€œThe UK Government shares calls from the IEBC, political parties and the Kenyan people for patience and calm as the election results come in. We congratulate the Kenyan people on the spirit of peace in which the elections were conducted.
â€œWe have always said that this election is a choice for Kenyans alone to decide. We respect their sovereign will, and the authority of the IEBC and Kenyan institutions to deliver it. We do not endorse any one candidate over another.
â€œClaims of British interference, including by the High Commission, in the electoral process are entirely false and misleading. In particular:
– Alongside six independent observer missions and representatives from the rest of the diplomatic community, the UK has had 40 electoral observers accredited by the IEBC observing the elections across the country.
– British soldiers currently in Kenya are here as part of the regular training programme at British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) agreed with the Kenyan MoD. This routine exercise is completely unrelated to the Kenyan elections, and was planned nine months ago.
– The UK does not have a position on the question of how to handle the rejected votes. That is for the IEBC, and if necessary Kenyan courts, to determine.
â€œWe urge all sides to ensure calm, avoid inflammatory statements, and to take any disputes to the courts.â€