[VIDEO] Governor seat ballot papers arrive at JKIA

The first batch of ballot papers for August 8 elections arrived in the country on Tuesday night.

IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba said the ballot papers are for governor seat for 41 counties.

“We still expect the ballots for senate and women rep seats later this week,” Chiloba said. 

He said the governor ballot papers for the remaining counties are expected to be delivered in the next batch together with the senate and woman rep ballots.

The counties include Nyeri, Wajir, Siaya, Nairobi and Mombasa.   

The first batch of ballot papers for the August 8 polls arrive at JKIA, Nairobi, July 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

IEBC vice chairperson Consolata Nkatha said the ballot papers for MP and MCA will arrive in the country by August 3.

“We expect a total of about seven flights in the next three weeks,” Nkatha said.

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Governor, senator and woman rep seat ballot papers for Kisumu West arrive at JKIA, Nairobi, July 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

She said the ballots are in the process of being printed.  

The ballots which are being printed by Dubai based Al Ghurair do not include presidential ballot papers.

Governor, senator and woman rep seat ballot papers for Kaipsul arrive at JKIA, Nairobi, July 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

The court cancelled the tender for presidential ballot papers and ordered for fresh tendering that should include public participation.

Governor, senator and woman rep seat ballot papers for Rongo arrive at JKIA, Nairobi, July 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

The IEBC appealed the decision and the case is still pending before the appellate court.

A security officer inspects one of the ballot paper cargo upon arrival at the JKIA on Tuesday night, June 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJAA security officer inspects one of the ballot paper cargo upon arrival at the JKIA on Tuesday night, June 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

Chiloba confirmed that the commission has started delivering non-strategic polling materials across the country to IEBC county warehouses.

He said they will be working together with the Postal Corporation in the delivery of strategic materials like ballot papers in the coming days.  

Security officers stand guard near ballot papers cargo that arrived at the JKIA from Dubai on Tuesday night, June 18, 2017. /PATRICK VIDIJA

“From where we seat we are confident that our processes are going to give us proper outcome in terms of the quality of the election,” Chiloba said. 

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