IEBC to hire 300,000 staff at Ksh.6 billion ahead of August election

IEBC declares last day for public servants eying political seats

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is expected to hire 300, 000 temporary staff.

According to the commission, the new hires will cost a whooping Ksh.6 billion in readiness for the upcoming general election slated for August 9, 2022.

The likely positions to be advertised include;

Presiding and Deputy Presiding Officers

Polling/Counting Clerk

Logistics officers

Deputy Returning Officers

Support Electoral Trainers

Constituency ICT Clerks

In the 2017 election, IEBC advertised 359,958 jobs for Kenyans.

The Wafula Chebukati-led Commission has been allocated an additional Ksh.21.7 billion for the 2022/23 financial year to facilitate the August polls.

The allocation is way short of the Ksh.40.9 billion the Commission has been demanding in recent months so as deliver credible polls.

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Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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