IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan with Commissioner Amb. Yusuf Nzibo pose for a photo with pupils and teachers of Nguraru primary school in Taita Taveta County.
IEBC is helping schools organize and supervise the elections to create awareness on democratic and electoral processes among the pupils, teachers and communities at large. The latest pupils' council election, where IEBC provided ballot boxes and supervised was Nguraru primary school, Wundanyi, Taita Taveta County.
It was a simulation of IEBC elections, complete with presiding officers and a returning officer. School elections are enshrined in the Education Act, the African Charter on Children’s rights and the United Nations Conventions .The convention which Kenya ratified in 1990 highlights the participation of children in decision making on matters affecting them.
Later, IEBC Chairman called on the Taita Taveta County Governor, Mary Ndigha