IEBC Launches Media Center, NECC To Track Media Reports

The two Centers will promptly update the public on how the election is going in the field. 

The National Election Conference Center (NECC) and the National Election Media Center, which will be used during the general election in Kenya’s Bomas, has officially been opened by the Commission. 

The NECC will assist the IEBC in tracking the work of its staff members across the nation and monitoring media reports and social media posts on the electoral process, according to Marjan Hussein Marjan, the Commission’s Chief Executive Officer. 

The two Centers will promptly update the public on how the election is going in the field. 

“The public can call in to ask for any clarification or information. It will be a one stop information resource Centre for the General Election,” said Vice Chairperson Juliana Cherera.

The NECC will also assist the Commission in maintaining surveillance, monitoring compliance, and providing prompt solutions for the efficient operation of the General Election.

Additionally, it will act as an early warning system to support crucial election-related activities.

The Toll-Free lines, which will go into operation on Monday, will also be introduced by the Commission. 

The Kenya Media Sector Working Group (KMSWG) noted that the partnership with the Commission has borne fruit because the IEBC has trained over 150 journalists to improve their knowledge of and coverage of the electoral process.