Sh972 million to be spend by IEBC on voter education

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission intends to spend Sh972 million on educating voters.It has been allocated Sh1.65 billion for voter education and registration.

IEBC officials led by CEO Ezra Chiloba and commissioner Mohamed Alawi last week told MPs a high number of assisted voters in some areas is compromising the secrecy of the ballot.

“The commission plans to engage in aggressive and strategic voter awareness and education targeting illiterate members of the society,” Alawi said.He told the National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs Committee, chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkong’a, Sh494 million will be used during pre-election education activities.

A total of Sh478 million will go towards voter education and partnership engagements.

The commissioners appeared before the committee to discuss IEBC’s Sh19 billion budget allocation for the 2016-17 financial year.

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