Kenyans Concerned About Electoral Body and 2022 Polls

With the next elections just 24 months away, the pace of reforms at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) remains a major concern as little has been done to address the failures of 2017. The commission has been running with only three commissioners - Chairperson Wafula Chebukati, Abdi Guliye and Boya Molu - which means that the absence of one cripples the commission, writes Walter Menya and Patrick Lang'at for The Nation. There are calls for the IEBC to build local technical capacity to host and manage voters' data using facilities managed by local cloud providers to avoid the contesting of elections as in 2017.

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From left, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati, commissioners Yusuf Guliye and commissioner Molu Boya (file photo).

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