Safaran has delivered 10,080 voter registration and verification kits to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as part of the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS).
The KIEMS kits were air freighted for pick up at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on Friday June 2 morning aboard a Kenya Airways flight.
(TOP: Safran officials Lilian Owitti – left – and Chaka Simba – centre – flanked by Postal Corporation of Kenya Clearing and Forwarding Assistant Manager, Wilson Yegon – right – verifying the shipment details on one of the KIEMS Electoral kits at JKIA).
The arrival of the 10,080 kits now pushes up the tally of electoral kits in the country to 35,000, further serving to enhance the preparation for the general elections. A further 10,000 kits are expected in the country in the coming weeks.
These kits are part of a consignment of 45,000 kits order placed by the IEBC with the company ahead of the general elections. More than 11,000 kits have already been deployed in the ongoing voter verification exercise nationwide.
Using its latest innovations in biometrics, Safran Identity and Security is providing a comprehensive solution to enable the IEBC verify the registered voters before the elections and to facilitate a smooth and reliable voting process on the Election Day.
According to IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba, the voter registration verification process is progressing well with the elections body officials already using the KIEMS kit and related infrastructure. “At IEBC, it’s all systems go and we expect the entire 45,000 KIEMS consignment from Safran Identity and Security to be delivered ahead of schedule,” Chiloba said.
On May 26, IEBC received 10,000 electoral kits from Safran, the supplier of the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS) as part of preparations for the August 8 general elections.
The KIEMS kits are being used by electoral body to verify the registered voters before the elections and to facilitate a smooth and reliable voting process on the Election Day.