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Chebukati wants poll materials reused in 2022 to cut expenses - 5 months ago, 12 Sep 05:00

By: Patrick Lang'at

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is proposing the reuse of election materials to cut costs.

Chairman Wafula Chebukati also wants the agency given a freehand to buy election materials locally to further manage expenses.

At Sh2, 400 per voter, last year's General Election was one of the most expensive in the world.

This expenditure by the 19,611,423 voters was Sh900 higher than what was spent by each of the 14,352,533 voters in 2013.

“We must start having a discussion now on how to re-use all the electoral materials that we used in the 2017 elections when it comes to 2022. Whether it is the voter identification and results transmission kits, or anything else that can be re-sued,” Mr Chebukati said in Nairobi yesterday when he addressed development partners at the start of a post-election evaluation meeting.

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