IEBC unveils Sh45bn polls spending plan

IEBC chairman Issack Hassan during the commission’s retreat in Naivasha on January 12, 2016. On Thursday, his team will be unveiling its budget for the 2017 General Election. PHOTO | SULEIMAN MBATIAH | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The budget is likely to send shockwaves through the government financial system.

  • This week, a British firm was fined for conspiring to pay bribes to Kenyan election officials, including some who are still in service.

  • IEBC budget shows the commission would require Sh30 billion to prepare for the election and an additional Sh15 billion for normal operations.

  • Orange Democratic Party is jittery and distrustful of IEBC.

The electoral commission will on Thursday issue an elaborate Sh45 billion plan for the 2017 polls whose focus is the improvement of vote-tallying and results-relaying technology.

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