YALI to monitor Kenyan polls, bemoans situation in Zambia

 The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI will  be part of international observers during the forthcoming general elections in Kenya to be held on March 4, 2013.

YALI will be represented by its President, Andrew Ntewewe, who leaves on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Mr. Ntewewe has been nominated by a Dutch Foundation, HIVOS, to represent Zambia’s civil society and young leaders in monitoring the Kenyan Elections. Accepting the nomination, Mr. Ntewewe said “Although Kenya has a lot to learn from Zambia in the holding of peaceful elections, we can learn a lot from Kenya and its leadership on their commitment and stride to rule the country by the dictates of a people-driven Constitution which Kenya enacted in 2010.”

Mr. Ntewewe who has bemoaned the shrinking democratic space and deteriorating human rights situation in Zambia has since called on the “Zambian Government to reflect on the country’s dwindling political commitment to giving Zambians a new Constitution and the rising electoral violence and political intolerance from the time the PF leadership were sworn into office in September 2011”

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