IEBC conducts interviews for august elections 

The independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC interviews continued today in Kajiado County characterized by large numbers of applicants for various positions advertised earlier to facilitate operations during the Tuesday August 9, 2022 General elections.

Kajiado central constituency elections coordinator Alice Kimani said the temporary positions included 47 posts for Deputy County Returning Officers, 290 Deputy Constituency Returning Officers, 52481 Presiding Officers, 52481 Deputy Presiding Officers, 389 Logistics Officers, 5827 Support Electoral Trainers (SETs), 580 ICT Clerks, 302860 Polling Clerks/Counting Clerks, 47 County-Based Voter Educators, 290 Constituency-Based Voter Educators and 2900 Ward-Based Voter Educators.

Details of requirements were availed on the Commission’s website asking applicants who strictly met the requirements to apply online at the IEBC jobs portal

Only shortlisted candidates were contacted for the interviews carried out today for applications that were submitted not later than close of business on 5th May, 2022.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) invited qualified applicants for the temporary positions to be engaged during the August 9, 2022 General.

Meanwhile IEBC held a consultative meeting with the media sector today to strengthen media participation in electoral matters especially elections results management for the 2022 General elections.

IEBC team led by Chairman Wafula Chebukati reviewed the working collaboration and progress made from the MOU signed on March 4, 2022 with KMSWG having seen newsrooms consulting the commission on specific issues of the election process.

The president of Kenya Editors Guild Mr. Churchil Otieno said an election is the most important public assignment in a democracy where the people donate their powers to a few people to rule and govern in an expression that manifests itself in a free and fair election.

Felix Odhiambo Executive Director at electoral Law and Governance Institute for Africa (ELGIA) said the workshop will explore issues of implementation of MOU between IEBC and Media and possibilities of involving media in result management in the 2022 General Elections.

The commission is also implementing the Election Security Arrangement Project (ESAP) in conjunction with state security agencies.

IEBC also completed the ESAP national training of trainers (TOTs) training and will cascade the same to regional clusters in Mombasa, Nakuru, Meru, Kisumu and Eldoret.

The training brought together participants from the National Police Service county commanders, IEBC County Election Managers, Officers from the Director of public prosecutions, National Cohesion and integration Commission, the judiciary, registrar of political parties, civil society organizations and the media.

IEBC Certified the Completion of Revision of the Register of Voters for Purposes of the 9th August, 2022 General Election through Gazette Notice No. 7290.



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