IEBC launches conference center to monitor functions during election

IEBC launches conference center to monitor functions during election

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, has launched the National Election Conference Centre and the National Election Media Centre, to help track the commission’s functions across the country & monitor media reports and social media posts on the electoral process, ahead of the General election. 

The Commission, led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati, has revealed this while holding a press briefing for foreign press associations, in the spirit of transparency and access to electoral information towards the general polls.

Speaking at the conference, Commissioner Justus Nyang’aya said the agency will use technology in transmitting election results to a public portal as an image, not text messages as was the case.

This comes in the midst of discussions on the efficiency of using the KIEMS kit.

The High court will this Thursday rule whether IEBC will rely on the KIEMS kit as the only mode of voter identification in the August polls.

Today the petitioners in the case have been arguing that technology is susceptible to attack.

Additionally they said there is a risk that voters may be disenfranchised in the event of technology failure.

This comes as several lobby groups challenged the decision of the poll agency to use KIMS kit.

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