NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
electoral body on Wednesday said it will undertake
the most exhaustive post-election evaluation
conceivable in the next 3 to 6 months after the
March 4 general elections ended with Supreme Court
ruling on March 30.
statement issued in Nairobi, the Independent
Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said a
well-structured evaluation process reveals the
current reality and projects this to improve
strategies and processes for future elections.
Commission’s internal Risk and Audit Directorate is
undertaking an in-depth and thorough review of the status
and content of the current voter register. The report will
be shared with key stakeholders when completed,” IEBC said.
The electoral body
said the Commission has been engaged in a planning session in
the coastal city of Mombasa in the last three days to develop
a detailed concept and structure for the evaluation with
realistic timelines and a budget.
is necessary to provide a framework that is focused and
accountable. The Commission has agreed with UNDP to secure
an external firm to conduct a detailed evaluation of the
entire electoral ICT operations,” the statement said.
The polls body said
detailed terms of references have been developed and include
all aspects of Elections Result Transmission, performance of
the Electronic Voter Identification Device (EVID),
infrastructure capacity, results visualization, skill
capability, procurement and other ICT related aspects of the
Commission is fully committed to a thorough post election
evaluation to be undertaken both internally and externally,”
IEBC said in the statement.
The statement came a
day after the Supreme Court recommended investigation and
possible prosecution of electoral commission officials who may
have been involved in impropriety during the procurement of
electronic elections equipments.
In response, the
IEBC said it welcomed a thorough external investigation and
will co-operate with any agency that will be involved in the
investigations of the matter.
a matter of fact, the Public Procurement Oversight Authority
(PPOA) has been investigating the same for the last 14 days
with our fullest co-operation,” it said.
The Director of
Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko on Wednesday formed a
team to help investigate the procurement process of the
Electronic Voter Identification (EVID) and Results
Transmission System (RTS) in the March 4 elections.
In a letter, Tobiko
directed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) to
conduct investigations into the acquisition of the kits as
directed by the Supreme Court and forward a report on the
findings to his office for action.
He said his office
has already appointed a prosecutor to guide the electoral body
on the process of investigating any misdeeds that might have
occurred during the procurement process.