IEBC says that over 11,000 polling stations lack network coverage

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With countable hours to the Kenyan Elections,  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has said that 11,155 out of 40,883 polling stations are out of 3G and 4G network coverage through out 45 counties.

However, IEBC states that they have put in place rightful measures to ensure the whole election process runs smoothly. This in turn will see presiding officers move for better signal or use Satellite phones to transmit results.

So far the commission has provided satellite devices in all the 290 constituency tallying centres across the country

According to the notice, signed by IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati Kisii County has the highest number of affected polling stations at 922 followed by Muranga County that has 916 affected stations and Homa Bay has 892 stations without reliable network access.

Siaya, Kisumu, Busia, Migori County have 775, 579, 641 and 528 stations respectively. Vihiga County has 440 stations likely to have transmission challenges over network inefficiency while Baringo, Nyeri, Mandera and Turkana County have 378, 428, 329 and 468 stations in that order.

 

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