FKF Electoral Board trains election officials ahead of county elections
Training of election officials underway ahead of the county elections set to be held on Saturday
NAIROBI: September 17, 2020.Football Kenya Federation’s Electoral Board today conducted training for election officials ahead of the county elections scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2020.
The officials were taken through the Board’s expectations of a free and fair exercise, as well as the health protocols they need to enforce at the polling stations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
"We have learnt about what is expected of us. Our expectation is that we will conduct a free, fair, credible and transparent election," said Charles Yogo, a returning officer who is part of the exercise.
The Board has employed input from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), who will offer Technical Support to the process.
"We felt it was necessary to involve IEBC who will provide Technical support to our returning officers," said Board Chairperson Kentice Tikolo.
"We have elections in 21 counties. There have been more aspirants subjecting themselves to the process, and in my opinion, it is a vote of confidence," she added.
Elections are set to be held in 21 out of 48 counties where there is opposition. In case of a tie, repeat elections shall be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
A disputes resolution window, for any complaints that may arise from the county elections, has, in the meantime, been provided for in the electoral calendar, between September 24, and September 28, 2020. The final county results shall be published on October 1, 2020.