The Bomas of Kenya was selected as the National Election Centre because of its location and security, the IEBC said yesterday. "The National Tallying Centre is indeed a culmination of professional efforts in results aggregation and dissemination. It is the embodiment of the painstaking planning and logistics that elections are made of," said IEBC chai Isaack Hassan.
The Bomas of Kenya, which was officially launched yesterday as the National Tallying Centre has tallying rooms, ICT facilities, a press centre, a call centre and display screens.
The defunct Electoral Commission of Kenya had the KICC in Nairobi's central business district. The IEBC settled for Bomas during the 2010 constitutional referendum.
The centre has been refurbished with the support of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, UNDP and Ford Foundation, who provided financial and technical support.
The Chinese contractor expanding the Langata Road from the Kenya Wild Service headquarters had to tarmac a temporary section that will exclusively lead to Bomas.