Western nations have denied claims they are funding lobby groups in Kenya to influence the 2017 election results.
Six civil society groups have urged the Jubilee administration to stop spirited assaults against NGOs.
They asked the President to take charge and restore confidence among political parties and other players by convening stakeholders’ working sessions.
In a joint statement, 11 heads of mission from the European Union, the Nordic countries, and the US, said they were providing non-partisan technical assistance to government institutions and civil society to help Kenya hold credible and peaceful elections in 2017.
“We do not provide electoral assistance to any organisation, governmental or non-governmental, to influence the election results for any side, political party, or candidate. Rather, our assistance supports the Kenyan people to independently exercise their right to vote and have their voice heard,” the diplomats said.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pronouncement at the Jamhuri Day celebrations on December 12 that external forces are keen on influencing electoral choices through civic education.