Today, IEBC officials conducted an Elections Security Arrangements Programme (ESAP) for law enforcement agencies at Lodwar GK Prison in Turkana County. National Police Service said.
IEBC's Deputy Commission Secretary Madam Ruth Kulundu and the County's Police Commander Mr. Samuel Ndanyi oversaw the training that was attended by officers drawn from the Kenya Prisons Service, Administration Police's specialised unit Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) and the Kenya Police Service.
Police said that the training session was centred on enhancing collaboration between agencies, provision of security to both polling and tallying centres and escort of electoral materials as Turkana occasionally suffer from insecurity.
This comes after Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai and IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati held a press conference at the Jogoo House, Nairobi on Thursday, where they told the media that they have resolved controversial issues that saw DCI boss George Kinoti and IEBC chair Chebukati exchange words.
Even though they didn't come clear on who the issue of election stickers was resolved, they pledged their commitment to ensuring free, fair and credible election.
"With regards to investigation revolving around election stickers recently imported into the country. I wish to inform Kenyans that the issue has been resolved," he said as quoted by The Star.
IG Mutyambai committed they will provide over 150,000 police officers required to by IEBC to offer security across all polling stations in Kenya.
However, their report wasn't received well by a section of Kenyan as they feel both IG Mutyambai and IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati could have revealed how they resolved the stickers issue.
Here are some reactions from Kenyans online.
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