IEBC receives  10,000 additional Election kits

IEBC receives 10,000 additional Election kits

BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI ,26TH MAY 2017-The  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has received  more than 10,000 electoral kits from Safran Identity & Security, the supplier of the Kenya Integrated Elections Management Systems (KIEMS).

Using its latest innovations in biometrics, the company 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.

The latest delivery which arrived Friday  is a major milestone that pushes the total tally of kits in the country to 25,000 KIEMS kits. These kits, which include the innovative MorphoTablet™ 2 of Safran Identity & Security, are part of a consignment of 45,000 kits order placed by the IEBC with the company ahead of the General Election.

More than 11,000 kits have already been deployed in the ongoing voter verification exercise nationwide.

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, which is really reassuring for the entire population.

“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.

The KIEMS solution delivered features the secure MorphoTablet 2, an innovative and sturdy biometric tablet with a heavy duty 24-hour standby capacity battery pack.

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