September 1, 2017 - Satuit Technologies congratulates the people of Kenya on their democratic election in early August. Steven Nothern, Satuit’s CFO, was an official election observer working as a volunteer with the Carter Center’s Democracy Program. The Carter Center was there to witness Kenya’s second election under its new constitution, drafted in 2010, and 5th since returning to multi-party elections in 1992.
Steven was part of a team of Short Term Observers brought in to expand the reach of the observation team for Election Day, August 8th. Over 100 representatives for The Carter Center came from over 34 countries and visited polling stations throughout the 290 constituencies to observe the election’s process and fairness. The Center’s objectives in Kenya were to provide impartial assessments of the election process, promote inclusivity to all potential voters and show support for the democratic government. In a fascinating development, Kenya’s Supreme Court on Sept. 1 nullified the election results, citing irregularities, and ordered there be a new election. The Carter Center commended the court in a statement you can read here.
Steven Nothern has observed 9 elections with The Center since 2008 and he looks forward to continued involvement in the years to come. This marks The Carter Center’s 104th election observed in 39 countries since 1989 and demonstrates their continued commitment to the spread of democracy worldwide. To learn more about the Carter Center’s Democracy Program and their other initiatives, please click here.