The European Union welcomed the approval of constitutional reform in Kenya through the Aug. 4 referendum. The bloc believes that a new constitution will help the nation improve its electoral, police and judiciary systems. The EU says it is ready to continue supporting Kenya in implementing its new constitution and overall reform agenda.

The United Nations also lauded the Kenyan referendum on constitutional reform.

“The United Nations was pleased to provide assistance to the electoral authorities and to support national conflict prevention efforts involving national leaders, institutions and civil society,” a spokesperson for U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon said.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.