Why Kenyan election is world’s most expensive

An Indian company representative demonstrates how an electronic voting register works during a fair at the KICC last year. The IEBC will spend Sh2 billion on a similar device to stamp out multiple voting.

What you need to know:

  • IEBC estimates of Sh36 billion for the next polls translate to a cost per registered voter of Sh2,000 ($25), higher than any other on record

Elections in Kenya are the most expensive in the world thanks to a high voter registration cost, administrative inefficiencies and outright theft of funds.


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