IEBC clarifies on 952 laptops and 125 kits stolen during elections.
The electoral body, IEBC clarifies on 952 laptops and 125 kits stolen during elections, they stated that lost devices were Electronic Voter Identification Devices(EVID) that were procured in 2012 for use in the 2013 General Elections.
However, These EVIDs, were not in use, during the 2022 general elections, as earlier insinuated.
They stated,”The Commission would like to clarify the following about the EVID laptops and BVR kits referred to in the Parliamentary Accounts Committee’s report for 2020/2021.”
“These identification devices were not used in the 2017 and 2022 general elections, instead the Commission used the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management Systems(KIEMS) kits,” they added.
They additionally highlighted that these devices have since became obsolete and can not be use to earn any market value.
They stated,”EVIDs have become obsolete and their netbook value is zero.”
“After following due process as guided by the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Act 2015 and its attendant regulations, they will be disposed off,” they added.
The commission was addressing these concerns after it was found out that the BVR kits maybe containing raw data that was not included.
They stated,”The commission has fully transited to the use of KIEMS technology in the future registration process and therefore the lost kits will not interfere with the credibility of the election and its related processes.”
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