The first batch of presidential ballot papers from Dubai arrived in the country on Monday night. The 192 units of ballot papers are for 30 Counties and were received by IEBC leaders including Chairman Wafula Chebukati and CEO Ezra Chiloba. The second consignment is expected in the country on Tuesday while the final consignment is expected in the country on Wednesday, 2nd August.
“We’ve received the first batch of Presidential ballot papers, 192 units, and we shall be receiving the last batch on August 2nd,” said Chebukati. The IEBC officials were to sort the papers according to the Counties allocated.
Concerning the extra ballot papers that were printed, IEBC Chairman said that every ballot paper that was printed will be accounted for and there should be no cause for alarm, adding that they were printed because of technical issues, “Every ballot paper will be accounted for. Before voting begins, all the material will be recorded in the polling diary and after voting both the used and unused ballots will be accounted for,” he said.
The Dubai based printing firm Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing got the tender to print the ballot papers after a court tussle that resulted from a petition tabled by NASA. The Appellate court made the final ruling that granted the company the chance to print the Presidential papers.