IEBC to Settle Pending Bills

NAIROBI: Sunday, September 14, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will, in the next few days, start settling bills that have been pending since the 2013 General Elections. Following a request by the Commission, The National Treasury has approved 2 billion shillings for settling the validated outstanding bills. However, in making a commitment for this additional funding, the National Treasury said the funds will be paid in installments of 500 million starting from today, 15th of September, 2013.

The IEBC has been engaging both the National Treasury and the creditors on the issue of the delayed payments. It is also worth noting that the independence of the Commission is in regard to its operations and decision. As a public entity it still relies on the National Treasury for funding. It is also expected to follow stringent rules and regulations of public financial management. It is for this reason that the Commission subjected these bills to both internal and external audit for validation.

The Commission is happy that some funding has finally been secured to settle the said bills. It also regrets the inconvenience the delay has caused to those who supplied goods or gave services during the general elections.

IEBC Finalizing Post Election Evaluation

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The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is in the final stages of compiling the post-election evaluation report that will be shared with stakeholders and used to inform future electoral reforms.

Speaking at a meeting with development partners in Nairobi, IEBC Chairperson Ahmed Issack Hassan said the report will incorporate input from all stakeholders including civil society, political parties, the media and donor agencies.

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IEBC Gives Out 200 BVR Kits for Civil Servants Registration

bvr-handoverIEBC Acting CEO Betty Sungura-Nyabuto (second right) hands over a BVR kit to Mrs Juster Nkoroi, the Head of Public Service Management, at the Commission offices Nairobi.

NAIROBI: Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has today transferred 40 BVR Kits to the Ministry of Devolution and Planning for use in the biometric registration of civil servants.

This is the first batch of the 200 kits that the Planning ministry had requested from the Commission. The rest will be given out within a week as they have to be sourced form IEBC regional warehouses countrywide.

The voters’ data has been transferred and the system cleaned to allow for the loading of a new operating system and software for registration of public servants. Transfer of the kits took place in a brief ceremony held at the IEBC head office in Nairobi.

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Stakeholders Recommend Improvements for Future Elections

IMG 0385 200x133A participant makes his contribution during the national stake holders workshop in Nairobi on 8th September,2014

NAIROBI: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
The two-day national stakeholders' post-election evaluation workshop has come to an end in Nairobi with participants recommending various ways of improving the overall conduct, management and administration of future elections.

Under the theme: ‘Moving Kenya towards a Stronger Democracy: Priorities for Action’, the workshop was seeking to understand and build on what was done well, highlight and review what did not go well and aim to better subsequent electoral activities from the lessons learnt.

The workshop drew participation from government agencies, civil society organisations, the media, political parties and development partners. Retired South African Judge Johann Kriegler, who chaired the 2007 Elections Independent Review Commission, was the Chief Guest at the Workshop.

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Kenyans Urged to Make the Constitution Work

sep-Stakeholders-forum​Jus​​tice Johann Kriegler (right)​​ consults with IEBC Chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan during the National Stakeholders workshop on post-election evaluation in Nairobi.​

NAIROBI: Tuesday September 09, 2014
Kenyans should make the constitution work instead of continuously finding fault in it, retired South African Judge Johann Kriegler has said.

Justice Kriegler made these remarks in Nairobi at a national stakeholders’ forum organized by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to review the conduct of the March 4, 2013 General Elections. "In any election, something must go wrong but it’s amazing how so little went wrong in the complex 2013 Kenyan elections," he said.

The two-day post-election evaluation workshop brings together key stakeholders including political parties, civil society organisations, the media, government agencies and development partners. The forum is intended to make recommendations geared towards improving the conduct of future elections.

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