IEBC will continue using French firm’s election kits: Chebukati

IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati addresses the media at its Anniversary Towers headquarters in Nairobi County on October 9, 2019. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The French company last week got a reprieve after the High Court quashed a recommendation by the National Assembly to suspend the firm's operations in Kenya for a period of 10 years.
  • The IEBC contract with Idemia, which was reinstated following the High Court ruling, expires next year, and Mr Chebukati wants Treasury to allocate funds to procure software from the French firm to maintain the use of the elections kits.

The IEBC says it plans to use election materials procured from Idemia, formerly OT-Morpho, in the 2022 elections, setting the stage for a clash with the opposition, which had blamed the French firm for its loss in 2017.

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