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IEBC lands KES 560M grant from European Union

11 February 2016, 21:14

Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC has doubled the number of voter registration clerks to 5,736 after receiving $1.5 million KES 153 million for the exercise.

Speaking after receiving another KES 560 million from the European Union, IEBC chairman Issack Hassan said in a report on the Daily Nation that some of the money will be used for voter registration.

“Thanks to donor support through the basket fund, we have been able to double the number of personnel being deployed for the upcoming mass voter registration exercise that will be undertaken countrywide ahead of next year’s General Election,” said Mr Hassan.

He said the commission was in talks with Parliament and the National Treasury to receive timely funding so that they can prepare well for the 2017 elections.

“We look forward to the supplementary estimates of the budget where we hope that we get some more funding for voter registration exercise,” he said.

The Standard further reported that Hassan said 5,736 voter registration assistants will be deployed to cover 24,559 registration centres in 1,450 county assembly wards.

“The contribution of the KES 560 million will go a long way to compliment the Kenya government funding for the next elections,” he said.

IEBC Chief Executive Officer Ezra Chiloba said the donation was the single biggest contribution the agency had received so far.

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