The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has reshuffled some of its staff across the country in readiness for the August 9 general election.
Among the counties affected by the reshuffles are Uasin Gishu and Nandi County.
In Uasin Gishu, the new IEBC County Manager is Irene Mutai.
Mutai has been serving as the County manager in Kirinyaga.
She replaces Jane Gitonga who has been moved to replace her in Kirinyaga.
Silas Rotich is the new Nandi IEBC County Manager.
Rotich has until his deployment been serving as an elections county manager in Nakuru. He participated in the 2017 general election, and was at some point appointed to part of the team that would have been in charge of the repeat presidential poll – but he declined.
“I had to decline because of my own security. At that time, my name betrayed me,” Silas Mutai told journalists in Eldoret town during an Elections Reporting Training organized by the Media Council of Kenya.
The 2017 repeat presidential election followed a Supreme Court ruling that annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win.
IEBC County managers are in charge of coordinating all preparations for the upcoming general election in their respective counties.
Aside from the reshuffle of County Elections Managers, the electoral body also recently recruited individuals that will serve, on a contract basis, among others, County Returning Officers, Constituency Returning Officers, presiding officers, and clerks.
Currently, IEBC is conducting a voter register verification exercise, as part of the pre-election exercises.
The exercise allows a voter to verify that his/her details are correctly captured in the IEBC register.
There are three ways you can verify your details;
- Visit your registration center to confirm your biometric data
- Send your ID/Passport number to 7000 via SMS
- Visit the IEBC website portal
“In the event details are incorrect, registered voters should visit their respective registration centers or IEBC Constituency offices,” says the commission in the latest press release.
The voter verification exercise commenced on May 4, 2022, and will go on for 30 days.
As of May 13, 2022, IEBC data showed that 506,190 voters had verified their details.
260,492 voters had verified using the IEBC website portal, 182,537 had used Short Message Service (SMS) while 63,161 voters had verified their details using the KIEMS kits by visiting registration centers physically.