Interim Independent Electoral Commission chair Isaack Hassan has cautioned Kenyans against rushing to embrace the electronic voting system without prior a feasibility study on it. Hassan says the system requires time and pumping of resources before it is implemented.
Speaking Thursday during the IIEC election technology exhibition in Nairobi, Hassan cited various countries that have banned the e-voting system. He noted that India succeeded to implement the system after 30 years while German and Nigeria banned it.
The commissioner noted that if the system is to be embraced, then integrity in implementing the system must be guaranteed.
At the same time, he said his team has been able to achieve electronic Voter Transmission and expressed confidence that the incoming Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission will automate the election process to ensure transparency.
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