IEBC, Stakeholder team in Greece for meeting with ballot printer

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and the stakeholder team are in Greece to visit the premises of Inform Lykos ((Hellas) SA in Athens and witness the printing, packaging and delivery process ballot papers for the August 9 general election.

In a tweet on Saturday, the commission said the delegation led by IEBC Vice-President Juliana Cherera and Commissioner Francis Wanderi includes stakeholders from faith-based organisations, the Media Council Kenya, civil society, representatives of presidential candidates from the Roots Party of Kenya, Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance, United Democratic Alliance, Agano Party and officials from the Office of the Registrar of Political Parties.

The IEBC declares that it is keen to hold free, fair and credible general elections in 2022.

At the end of production, the control delegation will also verify in writing that the desired quality of the ballots have been printed, sewn and packed on pallets by constituency name ready for shipment.

The Commission says the monitoring exercise consists of several main activities, including pre-trip briefing, vendor briefing, production spot checks, completion verification and destruction of test prints.

Prior to departure from Nairobi, the IEBC Operations Directorate briefed the monitoring delegation on the overall production process, the delegation’s responsibilities and the IEBC’s expectations.

The IEBC also discussed the logistical arrangements which answered the questions of the monitoring exercise.

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