Kenya's long journey to electronic voting system

A Samburu warrior has his finger scanned before voting at a polling station in Nkirish, in the Eastern Province, during General Election on August 8, 2017. PHOTO | CYRIL VILLEMAIN | AFP

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  • But the Court of Appeal wondered why Nasa was going to court days before the elections and dismissed the case.
  • Mr Odinga wanted the IEBC tallying centre at Bomas of Kenya to have little say in tallying the results.
  • Kiems was to hold data on voter and candidate registration, voter verification and result transmission.

When President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill into law in January this year and allowed the use of a manual back-up in case the electronic system failed, the Opposition threatened to call for mass action.

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