By Kamadi Amata
The first batch of ballots papers for the August 9th general elections will be delivered on Thursday, according to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati.
Chebukati mentioned that the batch will be received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while speaking at a meeting with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) on Thursday.
“We are receiving the first batch of ballot papers arriving at the airport, all ballot papers will be coming from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,” said Chebkati.
He said the presidential ballot papers will be the last to be printed.
“Procurement has been finalised and what we are currently doing is the printing of ballot papers, which is ongoing,” he said.
The IEBC chairman said together with two other commissioners, they will be receiving the ballot papers later on Thursday.
Chebukati affirmed that the ballot papers will have enough security features including serial numbers, which will be specific to each polling station.
“Don’t let anybody lie to you. All ballot papers are serialized, we are only printing ballot papers to the tune of 22,120,258 which is the number of registered voters per every elective seat,” noted Chebukati.
“There’s nothing like extra papers that will be printed,”Chebukati said.