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IEBC Receives First Batch of Ballot Papers

Collins Ogutu | 1 year ago
IEBC Receives First Batch of Ballot Papers
IEBC Receives First Batch of Ballot Papers

Independent and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati is this morning expected to receive the ballot papers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

These are batch of ballot papers arriving in the country as part of preparations ahead of August polls.

Addressing the media during a meeting with the private sector players in Nairobi, Chebukati denied printing of extra ballot papers saying, the commission will receive the first batch from the assigned printer.

"Let us stop misinforming Kenyans... today we will receive a number of ballot papers and they are not from Uganda or some funny place, they are secure for the election, there is nothing like extra ballot papers like some politicians have claimed,"

IEBC said the ballot papers will be kept in a safe house to avoid tampering and interference with any electoral materials, noting that the paper are fitted with special security features.

"There  is no additional ballot papers. They are serialized, have security features and are specific to that station," he said.

According to the Commission's Chair about about 22 million ballot papers will be printed.

This as it was made known by Chebukati represents the number of registered voters per every elective seat ."

Responding to the ongoing controversy, Chebukati dismissed issuance of the tender to a Greek firm limked with printing of the ballot papers.

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