, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – President Mwai Kibaki is to make a radio and television address to the nation at 4pm on Friday ahead of Monday’s General Election.
Kibaki who is on the final days of his presidency has been at the forefront calling for peaceful elections and unity among all the Kenyan tribes.
Kenya has been under sharp local and international focus after the 2007 election that led to a disputed presidential poll that cost the country over 1,000 lives, displacements of about 650,000 Kenyans, serious human injuries and massive destruction of property.
For that reason, Kenya also hit the world headlines after the International Criminal Court started investigations following failure by Parliament to establish a local tribunal to deal with perpetrators of the violence.
Kibaki will address the nation ahead of a planned meeting with all the eight presidential candidates on Sunday.
Apart from peaceful, free and fair elections, the meeting with the presidential candidates will also touch on smooth transition from his leadership to his successor.
Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Prime Minister Raila Odinga have been predicted as the front runners in the Monday polls.
However pollsters have predicted that none of them will get the requisite 50 percent plus one vote and 25 percent in majority of the county seats.