The Elections Observation Group (ELOG) has deployed over 5, 000 observers countrywide to different tallying centres ahead of the much anticipated general elections.
According to ELOG, the observers deployed will be tasked with assessing the integrity and general conduct of the electoral process on August 9 when Kenyans take to the ballot.
“ELOG has deployed 5,081 observers to monitor the elections process with 1,100 polling stations having already been sampled while at the same time deploy 2 observers in a polling ward with a checklist in hand on what to look out for during the election period,” ELOG chairman and communication lead Nyongesa Victor said.
ELOG further said 3,050 of these will be general observers while 1,000 Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) observers will assume the role of stationery observers on election day.
The group added that 580 constituency observers will likewise be stationed in all 290 constituencies as tallying center observers.
ELOG also clarified that the checklist by the observers will help them document post-election related violence cases in case they arise.
“The checklist will enable the observers key in post-election violence incidents in their respective polling stations,” Nyongesa said.
Nyongesa likewise called on Kenyans to turn up for the polls in large numbers while advocating for a peaceful electoral process.