The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is ready to oversee the much-awaited August 9, General Elections, the electoral body’s vice chairperson Juliana Cherera has assured.
Speaking earlier today during a media situational briefing, Cherara said the last batch of presidential ballot papers will arrive in the country on Wednesday.
However, she was categorical that no extra ballot papers will be printed.
“Now that the schools have been closed from tomorrow, we are ready since most of them will be used as polling centers.” She said.
Cherera noted that the commission was ready pledging to make the process as transparent as possible adding that information technology experts from various political parties have been allowed into the warehouses where the KIEMS kits are being assembled.
She, however dismissed a clip doing rounds on social media purporting to be that of Suna East Member of Parliament Junet Mohammed in communication with an alleged IEBC official.
To ensure equality, IEBC has launched an application where voter education material has been interpreted for those with hearing issues and braille for the blind for easy consumption.
To further build public confidence, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati says he plans to announce the Presidential results during the day.
On early closure of schools, the IEBC deputy chairperson hailed the decision as timely to pave way for preparation of polling centres, most of which are in primary schools across the country.