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Over 350,000 poll officials to receive dues next week, IEBC says

The electoral agency has asked 360,000 election officials to remain patient as they process their dues.

“The officials will receive their dues on or before 25th August 2017. Bear with us as we process. Thank you,” IEBC said via Twitter on Thursday.

Positions for the officials included 262,665 polling clerks, 91,032 presiding and deputy presiding officers, and 5,054 support electoral trainers.

Each of the 47 counties was allocated one elections manager, while Returning Officers were located in each of the 290 constituencies, nationwide.

A number of teachers, who mostly man polling stations during general elections, applied for the jobs and were shortlisted.

Read: IEBC seeks to employ 359,000 officials for August polls

This was in preparation for the election that took place on August 8. Incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won against long time rival Raila Odinga.

The win by the incumbent led to a spate of demonstrations after Raila disputed official figures showing that Uhuruwon by a margin of 1.4 million votes.

Raila said the results were false, triggering scattered demonstrations in his stronghold of Kisumu and slums in Nairobi.

But on Wednesday, Raila’s party -NASA – said it will move to the Supreme Court to seek redress over the 2017 presidential election result.

The opposition leader said they took the decision they had said they wouldn’t to give the court a second chance.

He said it also followed wide consultation and the current oppression on civil societies.

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