Kivuitu had hoped to be a poll observer

Mr Samuel Kivuitu, the former chairman of the Electoral Commission of Kenya, presents the results of the 2007 presidential elections to PNU's candidate Mwai Kibaki in this file picture .

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  • Despite criticism over last elections, ex-ECK chief says Kenyans will remember him ‘with a lot of love’

At this time five years ago, the national spotlight was on one man: then electoral commission chief Samuel Kivuitu.

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