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Gov’t ready for electronic transmission of the 2022 polls

The government is prepared in terms of network which will be used to relay the election results for the August 2022 polls to ensure that the election is free and fair, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary (CS) Joe Mucheru has said.

Mucheru said that we have only 109 polling stations out 51, 000 that don’t have connectivity and there are satellite phones that can be used.

The CS said that the electoral work is going to be done by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) which is independent but they don’t have their own network neither does the government and they use the likes of Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel.

Mucheru was speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) during the launch of Kenya Vision 2030 flagship programmes and projects progress report and scorecard.

“Our work as the government is just coordinating and through the Universal Service Fund (USF) we want to make sure that there is that connectivity that will allow for results to be transmitted because without the transmission and identification we will have a problem,” said Mucheru.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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