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IEBC will deliver credible elections in 2017, Hassan assures

POLITICS
By GAKUU MATHENGE | March 20th 2016

Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Mr Issack Hassan defended his commission that it was ready and well prepared for next year's General Election.

IEBC, he said, has put its staff through a continuous training program by the government of South Korea in readiness for the poll.

"The Treasury had also agreed to bring forward a portion of our 2017/2018 budget in addition to 2016/2017 requests to make our work easier," he said.

Speaking to The Standard on Sunday, the Chairman said this time round there will be no green books but only one register at the polling station, the ward, constituency and county levels.

"We have adequate Electronic Voter Identification device (EVID) for all polling stations, and results will be scanned and posted on the commission website as they happen to address accuracy issues. The commission will publish the entire register on its website and share copies with every political party for inspection and verification," he said.

On constant attacks by political parties, Mr Hassan said political leaders rubbishing the image of the IEBC were doing a great disservice to the country.

"Institutions are established for a purpose and should be given space to perform and then held to account," he said.

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