(IEBC) owes service providers for the 2022 general election Ksh 4.3 billion, the deputy chief executive of the electoral body, Obadiah Keitany, said.
Keitany said the commission has yet to receive any money from the national treasury to meet the bills.
The cost was due to the holding of general elections and by-elections; facilitate oversight, monitoring and evaluation of elections; handling referendum requests for Save Kenya, Reduce the Burden and Building Bridges Initiative, among others.
“The commission has a great need for funding to pay its vendors for the general election as well as prepare for constitutional and legal activities in the future.
“We are asking for the support of the Committee in obtaining the necessary funding to enable the IEBC to fulfill its constitutional obligations,” IEBC Executive Director Marjan Hussein Marjan told the Senate Committee on Monday, April 3.