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JUST IN: Chebukati and Other Commissioners Welcome Ballot Paper Consignment [Photos]

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision is gearing up for the August General Elections that are right around the corner with the various political sides throwing stones at the Commision.

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The handling of the 2017 General Elections is still fresh in the minds of many Kenyans with some who felt like the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision did not do a good job with the elections.

This year, the Former Prime Minister and Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Alliance Leader and Presidential Aspirant Raila Odinga, has poked holes at the process saying that he will boycott the elections if there is no manual register.

However, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision Chairperson and National Returning Officer hit back at the critics saying that they are answerable only to the constitution and not individuals.

The Chairman also said that ballot papers had been printed and that they would be arriving in the country in the next few hours from Greece where they are being printed.

According to The Standard Digital, the papers have already arrived in the country and the Chairman of IEBC together with other commissioners are there to welcome the consignment from Greece.

The IEBC is overseeing the exercise after which the ballot papers will be taken to a safe house where they will be stored awaiting the next General Elections.

Wafula Chebukati has insisted that there will be no extra ballot papers in each polling station so that, if a polling station has 600 voters, it will only receive 600 papers.

The papers are being printed in Greece at a cost of 3.2 billion shillings which translates to roughy 24 Kenya shillings per paper.

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