NEC underway at KICC – [Photo: IEBC twitter]
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has held the National Election Conference, with the aim to have the delegates share experiences on conduct of elections, present measures the IEBC has put in place for secure, safe, legitimate and credible General Election.
Speaking on Election Preparedness at KICC, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, said the voters register is now available to the public.
He however, stated that those interested in the register will be required to pay a nominal fee to access it.
Chebukati reiterated that the electoral body maintains its independence and promised that the election will be free, fair and credible.
While delivering a speech on behalf of Chief Justice Martha Koome, Lady Justice Njoki Ndungu said the judiciary is ensuring that it implements a comprehensive election preparedness work plan to enable it discharge its dispute resolution mandate competently and within the stipulated timelines.
At the same time, Presidential candidates contesting in this year’s polls together with their representatives signed a peace pledge where they agreed and committed to prioritize and maintain peace before and after election.
Kenya’s representative and director at WFP Lauren Landis spoke on the two thirds gender principle, saying it will ensure women play a role in the country’s development.
She particularly lauded UN Women for working with national partners to promote meaningful participation of women in the electoral process.