Here is KOT’s verdict on IEBC’s election preparedness
Kenyans on Twitter have come to the defence of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which has been on the spotlight over its election preparedness.
Political players have in recent days cast their doubts over IEBC’s level of preparedness for the August 8 general elections with may questioning the body’s ability to handle the task ahead.
All along IEBC chairman, Wafula Chebakati, has maintained that his team is ready and all key activities that need to happen before the election will take place.
For instance, the commission says that by May 10 it will have procured the electronic voters identification kits for voters to verify their registration details and for use during the polls.
By June 10, the commission intends to have the electronic results transmission system ready for testing before it is rolled out.
But it seems Kenyans on Twitter hold a different view from the politicians over the matter and have absolved IEBC from blame. Here are some of their views:
— Walter Chiriba (@walterChiriba) March 2, 2017
#ElectionPreparedness after sensing defeat the four musketeers have to discredit IEBC..
— githua75 (@githua751) March 2, 2017
— #TEAM MAFISI CEO™ (@EdMuthama) March 2, 2017
the blame game should just stop so we can focus on the real issues #ElectionPreparedness
— Purity Judy Njoroge (@purity_judy) March 2, 2017
#ElectionPreparedness when you know you have not prepared for the exam you start discrediting the exams and the one who set them
— ⚡ EDU_MUDI⚡ (@edwawesh1) March 2, 2017