Security was heightened at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport(KJIA) as the first shipment of presidential ballot papers arrived.The General Service Unit and The Kenya Police were stationed inside and around the airport.
The first batch landed at 10 am in the morning and the deputy chair of The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ,Juliana Cherera was among those present to receive the presidential ballot papers.
(IEBC) awarded a Greek company, Inform Lykos, a Ksh3 billion tender to print ballot papers for the August 9 polls.
Lyko’S has the capacity to print over 8 million ballot papers within a day .The last batch will arrive on 29th July.Ballot papers are being brought on a daily basis.The company deals in digital printing, security printing and the distribution of digital documents.
Ballot papers delivered are those for various elective seats , except for areas with pending court seats , except for areas with pending court cases. The printed papers are being stored at IEBC’s main warehouse in Nairobi.