Safran Identity and Security officials Ms Lilian Owitti (left) and Chaka Simba (centre) flanked by Postal Corporation of Kenya Clearing and Forwarding Assistant Manager, Mr Wilson Yegon (right) verifying the shipment details on one of the KIEMS Electoral kits at JKIA.
The Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS), supplier to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Friday confirmed the arrival of 10,080 electoral kits.
The KIEMS kits supplied and airfreighted by Safran Identity and Security ahead of the August 8 General Elections arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) early this morning aboard a Kenya Airways flight.
The arrival of the 10,080 kits now pushes up the tally of electoral kits in the country to 35,000, further serving to enhance the preparation for the General Election. A further 10,000 kits are expected in the country in the coming weeks.
These kits, which include the innovative MorphoTablet™ 2 of Safran Identity and Security, are part of a consignment of 45,000 kits order placed by the IEBC with the company ahead of the General Election. More than 11,000 kits have already been deployed in the ongoing voter verification exercise nationwide.
Using its latest innovations in biometrics, Safran Identity and Security is providing a comprehensive solution to enable the IEBC verify the registered voters before the elections and to facilitate a smooth and reliable voting process on the Election Day.
According to IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba, the voter registration verification process is progressing well with the elections body officials already using the KIEMS kit and related infrastructure. “We expect the entire 45,000 KIEMS consignment from Safran Identity and Security to be delivered ahead of schedule,” Chiloba said.