Sh4.6b interest free loan to acquire BVR kits
17 August 2012, 17:31
Nairobi – The Kenyan government will now spent Sh4.6 billion to acquire Biometric Voter Registration kits from Canada.
The cost which will be funded through a concessionary loan from the Canadian government is Sh700 million higher than the Sh3.9 billion that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission had budgeted for BVR kits.
According to the chairman of the Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC) Abdikadir Mohammed, the government will acquire 15,000 kits as opposed to the initial 9,000 kits budgeted for by the IEBC.
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