Boost capacity of IEBC to deliver free, fair elections

What you need to know:

  • IEBC had sought to be allocated Sh40 billion in the current financial year but received only Sh26 billion.
  • The agency is grappling with tender hitches and delay in appointing a substantive CEO and secretary.

Proper preparations are needed to ensure that the country holds free and fair elections in less than 10 months to come. This will largely depend on the performance of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC). The electoral agency, which has been hobbling since the last elections in 2017, has had an injection of fresh blood with the appointment of new commissioners to replace those who resigned in a big fallout.

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