Before the August 9 elections, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is looking to hire 300,000 temporary workers.
IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati stated at the Anglican Church of Kenya Bishops and Senior Clergy conference that the commission will spend Ksh6 billion to enable recruitment and remuneration.
Furthermore, Chebukati stated that the IEBC is committed to ensuring a free and fair electoral process, which includes having sufficient people.
On April 19, 2022, IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati will speak at the Anglican Church of Kenya Bishops and Senior Clergy conference.
Chebulati was questioned by Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit of the Anglican Church of Kenya, who observed that the electoral body needed to prepare effectively for the August polls.
Early preparations for the August elections, according to Archbishop Sapit, will allow the IEBC to hold peaceful elections.
Chebukati also spoke about the summonses issued to politicians for risky talk. Despite the High Court’s finding that the commission lacks the authority to consider such cases, he maintained that the body is not impotent.
The IEBC was prevented from hearing the vote-rigging cases against Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria by High Court judge Anthony Mrima.
“We invited two individuals to come before us, but the election code of conduct committee was struck down by a high court ruling.” What exactly does that imply? Is it true that our teeth have been extracted? He presented the question, “Can we only drink porridge?”
“It implies that if a case arises during the campaign, we organize an investigation team to look into it and report it to the Director of Public Prosecution,” he explained.
IEBC, for example, has yet to declare the commencement of the recruitment process for the 300,000 positions it needs to fill. The electoral commission was forced to issue a statement in March after a false advertisement asked Kenyans to apply for non-existent employment with the commission.