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Inside IEBC plan to curb electoral blunders in 2022 General Election

By Moses Ochengo

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati has said that the electoral body will use multiple servers during the upcoming 2022 General Elections.

The introduction of new server system is aimed at addressing the anomalies witnessed during the contentious 2017 Polls that saw the nullification of the Presidential results. This development is contained in the commission’s Strategic Plan launched on Tuesday at the Bomas of Kenya, and seeks to revamp server failures that hampered the transmission and access of the election 4 years ago.

“We shall have multiple servers not just one server. But several available for media, candidates and political parties if possible. But a framework will be generated so that information being transmitted will be the same in all servers,” said IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati.

The commission through its Chair has also indicated plans to partner with the media to ensure transmission and access of the results for transparency and openness. The IEBC boss further says the aim of introducing multiple servers is to ensure a credible election system that will guarantee the announcement of accurate and verifiable results at the polling stations.  

“In 2022 we have addressed those issues. We shall work with media and we have lined up meetings so that election results are in the polling stations after counting in a polling stations those are the results,” said the IEBC Chair.

With the General Elections a year away, IEBC are racing against time to ensure widespread voter registration and other modalities that will ensure a free and fair election.

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