Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has promised to organize a credible vote in the March 4th general election following a meeting with political parties. IEBC Commissioner Yusuf Nzibo says the electoral body has also updated its policies and practices to ensure the elections are peaceful and transparent. “We have procured the necessary verification machines to ensure that whoever turns up at the polling station on Election Day will be the person registered,” said Nzibo.
“We are confident that we shall be able to hold free and fair elections and we had an international conference about the need to prepare for the second round [of voting] in case there is no clear winner in the first round of election,” he added.
The IEBC, Nzibo says, is working with Kenya’s political parties to improve the way elections are organized in hopes of preventing potential disputes over voting that he says can trigger violence.
“We have been meeting the political parties and the security agencies and other constitutional commissions to really work out the need for a peaceful election,” said Nzibo. He says both local and international election observer groups have been invited to monitor the vote.
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