Today, the first shipment of ballots for the general election on August 9 will arrive in the nation. Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), claims this.
Chebukati stated that the Commission will receive the initial batch from the designated printer on Thursday, July 7.
He continued by saying that the ballots would be stored in a secure location to prevent tampering and interference with any voting-related materials.
He continued by disbelieving rumors that some ballots would arrive from Uganda.
According to Chebukati, “Today we will receive a number of ballot papers, and they are not from Uganda or some strange place, they are safe for the election, and there is nothing like extra ballot papers as some politicians have claimed.”
“Let’s stop misleading Kenyans and hold an election in peace.”
The printed ballot papers have special security features, according to Chebukati.
“There are 22,120, 258 registered voters per elective seat, so we will only print enough ballots to cover that number. Extra ballots won’t be printed. They have security features, are serialized, and are unique to that station “He declared.