Over 11,000 Polling Stations Lack Network Coverage: IEBC (Full List Here)

IEBC Chair, Wafula Chebukati  PHOTO | FRANCIS NDERITU

In an announcement made to the press, IEBC Chairperson, Wafula Chebukati has said that over 11,000 polling stations will not have network coverage over the election.

As a result, Returning Officers will have to 'move' to get the network to relay the results to the electronic system in their headquarters in Nairobi.

The electoral agency has said that 11,155 out of 40,883 polling stations lack network coverage.
The commission said these areas are out of 3G or 4G GSM network coverage. The Kenya Integrated Elections Managed System( KIEMS) is designed to relay data from the polling station to a central tallying center in the headquarters. The system is used for voter registration, identification and result transmission.
Kisii has the highest number of such stations with 922, followed by Muranga with 912 and Homabay third with 892.
In Busia, they are 641, Migori 528 and Kirinyaga 461.
Machakos has the lowest number with only seven centers.
He also reassured that the Commission is ready to announce results per constituency as they trickle in.
“We had planned to announce the total results at the national tallying center because our officers have already made them public at the constituency level, but Kenyans want us to announce as they trickle in,” chairman Wafula Chebukati said at Bomas, Nairobi.
Below is the list of regions and the respective number of centers without coverage.

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