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Play your part to make poll fair, Kenyans told

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairperson Wafula Chebukati has called on Kenyans to play a part in ensuring the August 8 election is conducted in a free, fair and credible manner.

Speaking ahead of the National Elections Conference which starts today, he reiterated that the conference which will involve multi-sectoral stakeholders is intended to go a long way in restoring confidence and achieve a unity of purpose.

“As a country, we need a moment to stop and reflect on the progress made and what remains to be done to ensure we have a peaceful and credible election,” he said.

The conference will bring together stakeholders from across the country who include political leaders, civil society, religious leaders, media and development partners.

“During the conference, we shall critically evaluate the state of preparedness for the elections, develop synergies of efforts and roles of different stakeholders in ensuring credible elections and secure commitment of all key stakeholders to a peaceful and credible electoral process,” he said.

The conference has been organised in collaboration with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and a group of civil societies dubbed Kura Yangu Sauti Yangu Initiative.

Meanwhile, IEBC has advertised temporary jobs in preparation for the August 8 General Election. Successful applicants will serve the commission from nine days to one month according to the commission’s advert which appeared on their website yesterday.

The agency called on those who meet the requirements to submit their application by close of business on June 15.

Officers to be recruited include Presiding and deputy Presiding officers (91,032), Polling Clerks and Counting Clerks (262,665), Logistics Officers (337), Deputy Returning officers (290), Support Electoral Trainers (5,054) and 580 Constituency ICT Clerks.

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