IEBC plans to re-use 2017 technology in next general election stating “It will be cost saving”

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IEBC said by using the software from Idemia, formerly OT-Morpho, the country would not have to go through the rigorous process of getting a new poll systems supplier. The electoral body’s commissioner Abdi Guliye noted Kenya would only incur costs of procuring software to upgrade the technology. Former PM Raila Odinga refused to take part in the repeat October 2017 presidential poll claiming it would not be “free and fair”.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said it plans to re-use the 2017 technology in next general election stating it would save the country a lot of money. The electoral body said by using the software from Idemia, formerly OT-Morpho, the country would not have to go through the rigorous process of getting a new poll systems supplier.

IEBC commissioner Abdi Guliye noted Kenya would only incur costs of procuring software to upgrade the technology and as such that would not be capital-intensive.

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