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How Much It Costs To Print One Ballot Paper, IEBC Reveals

The printing of the August 9 general elections ballot papers will cost the kenyan tax payer 3.2 billion kenyan shillings according to the budget by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The first batch of ballot papers was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) where IEBC CEO Marjan Husein Marjan spoke about the cost of printing the papers. He said that a total of 22,120,258 ballot papers will be printed for each of the 6 elective positions. The total number is expected to tally at an estimated 120 million ballot papers at a cost of 23 kenyan shillings each.

Marjan said that the ballots have the highest security standards with regards to their packaging, transportation including delivery to the constituencies and a good traceability.

The company said that the printing process is ongoing at its headquarters in Greece with a back up location stationed in Romania.

The company will continue delivering the remaining batches despite claims from Azimio-One Kenya politicians that Wetangula's links to the Greek company is doubtable.

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