The first shipment of the 132 million ballots that will be cast on August 9th has arrived in the nation.
This was confirmed by Wafula Chebukati, the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), who stated that he will pick up the ballots on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Additionally, Chebukati denied allegations that some ballots were transported to Uganda to help rig the election in favor of William Ruto, the vice president.
“The first round of ballots for today’s election are arriving today. All ballots will be delivered by JKIA. No ballots are leaving Uganda, according to Chebukati.
For the six elective seats, the IEBC will produce a total of 132,722,748 ballots, one for each of the 22,120,458 registered voters.
This is a major setback for former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga and his team because he had asked the commission for permission to travel to Greece to see the voting papers being printed.