KENYA: PRINTING OF BALLOT PAPERS TO CONTINUE DESPITE LITIGATION

NAIROBI, The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission maintains it will carry on with the printing of ballot papers despite litigation facing some electoral position.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says once the cases are heard and determined the commission will Gazette and print the names as required by law and the same to be included in the ballot papers.

Chebukati has in the meantime assured voters of their security during the electoral process, saying IEBC has partnered with the police to ensure the exercise is seamless.

Speaking at the close of a three-day National Election Planning Meeting, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati said the Commission was well within its timelines.

To actualize its operations 35 thousand biometric kits are in the country with the remaining 10 thousand expected into anytime to bring to 45-thousand the total number of kits to be deployed for the August polls.

The Commission has in the meantime assured Kenyans of adequate security at the ballot.

The printing of ballot papers kicked off on Friday and the presidential ballot papers will be printed in mid-July.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK