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Today, Kenyans from all walks of life woke up to go vote for their leaders of the next 5 years, however, the process has not been very smooth in more than most polling stations with the ‘state-of-the-art’ management information system procured to run the 2022 General Election failing!

Kenyans are reporting that the system being used by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in order to right the wrongs that led to the nullification of the 2017 presidential election by the Supreme Court is failing to work.

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The KIEMS system electronically identifies you through its automated poll book known as the Electronic Voter Identification (EVID) system. It is made up of a laptop that is attached with a fingerprint reader and a handheld device with an in-built fingerprint reader.

In 2017, the IEBC procured 45,000 Kiems kits at Sh6.8 billion, however, the kits failed on Election Day, which was among the reasons the Supreme Court nullified the presidential election.

We are closely monitoring any technological malfunctions that are affecting the general elections, the 2013 and 2017 elections also saw results transmitted electronically which was also a mess and we will have to wait and see how this one goes.

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This is a developing story with more updates to follow

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