Recruitment of election officials ongoing, says IEBC

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IEBC officials at a past exercise. [Photo: standard.co.ke]

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has assured the country that the process of recruiting election officials is on course

Chairman Wafula Chebukati indicated 360,000 positions were advertised, with intentions of ensuring the successful candidates are deployed in 41,000 polling stations, cone August 8, during election.

“We also take this opportunity to assure the country that the process of recruiting election officials is on course. We advertised for 360,000 positions ranging from presiding officers, deputy presiding officers and clerks to serve in the 41,000 polling stations.”

Addressing the prees, Wednesday, he indicated a total of 980,000 applications had been received so fare.

“Interviews are ongoing and the Commission shall publish the names of successful candidates once completed,” sid the IEBC boss.

He further affirmed that the Commission remains committed to delivering elections that are free, fair and credible as guided by the Constitution.

“We call upon our leaders, especially from Jubilee and Nasa, to be more measured in their statements. They should inspire confidence among the electorate and commit to credible and peaceful election,” he said, citing Opposition’s frequent criticism against the electoral body.

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