Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati has received the first batch of ballot papers ahead of the fast-approaching August polls.
Chebukati said the first batch of over 22 million ballot papers arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 10 am.
The IEBC chair was speaking during an engagement forum with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), Mkenya Daima and other stakeholders to brief them on the election preparedness.
Chebukati however said the process of printing more ballot papers is still ongoing adding that they will have security features embedded to them.
“We are now printing ballot papers. Ballot papers are serialized and have security features and are specific to specific polling stations,” he said.
The IEBC boss also took the opportunity to refute claims that there was a plot to sneak the ballot papers in the country through Uganda.
Chebukati said that all election materials will pass through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The chairperson also warned Kenyans and politicians against engaging in the widespread misinformation about the upcoming elections slated for August 9th.
“As a commission we are aware that this is election time and that there is bound to be a lot of misinformation. Let us stop misinforming Kenyans,” he added.