Kenyans To View Updated Voter Register

The vice chairperson stated that distribution of election materials to counties began on Monday.

Kenyans will be able to inspect the voter register at their polling stations beginning Tuesday, according to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

According to IEBC vice chairman Juliana Cherera, voter registers will be displayed on notice boards at polling stations so that Kenyans can confirm where they will vote.

“Kenyans will get the opportunity to confirm where they will cast their votes in their locations before the actual day,” Cherera told a press conference at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi.

The vice chairperson stated that distribution of election materials to counties began on Monday.

“We want to thank the Ministry of Education for closing the schools early enough because these institutions, especially primary schools, form the bulk of our polling stations,” she said.

Cherera stated that all ballot papers will be in the country by Wednesday.

“It will be the last batch of papers. Immediately we get them, they will be dispatched to the constituencies and then to the polling stations,” she said.

According to the polls official, IT experts from political parties have been visiting IEBC warehouses on a regular basis to inspect Kenya Integrated Election Management System kits.

“We have been doing this together so we do not have any suspicion of pre-loading of the kits,” she added.

According to the vice chairperson, two officers will be assigned to each polling station. She stated that the officers have already received training.

Cherera stated that the commission is currently in the process of training presiding and returning officers.

“We are training them before we dispatch them with the materials they need to carry out their duties.” 

Cherera also stated that they are investigating a leaked audio in which Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Party secretary general Junet Mohamed is purportedly heard planning a “high level meeting” with IEBC officials.

Junet has dismissed the leaked audio as a hoax and an act of malice by those who oppose him.

“We are aware of the clip doing the round, but as so far [as we are concerned], nothing can be confirmed.  We are still looking into the matter,” Cherera said.