The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission will today begin a thorough training of its constituency poll officials aimed at righting the wrongs the Supreme Court used to nullify the August 8 presidential poll.
IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati will today open a five-day training of the commission’s 290 constituency returning officers and an equal number of deputies.
The meticulous, bit-by-bit training ending Tuesday will be conducted at the Safari Park Hotel, the second of five such trainings the IEBC plans to undertake ahead of the fresh presidential elections scheduled for October 26.
In its 4-2 majority judgment, the first in Africa and the fourth such in the world, the Kenyan Supreme Court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win on what it says were IEBC’s systemic issues, that included, but not limited to, unsigned results forms, and failure by the commission to follow its own set processes.
This systemic issues is what the agency is trying to cure with the training that has been tailored majorly to correct the mistakes pointed out by the Chief Justice David Maraga-led court.
“We have made presidential elections results path more clearer, with clear protocols and procedures,” IEBC communications manager said of the planned training.