IEBC puts alternate measure for 11,155 polling stations lacking mobile network

August 6, 2017 (3 weeks ago) 11:39 am
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Chairman of the IEBC Wafula Chebukati, however, says that the commission has taken appropriate measures to enhance transmission rate in the polling stations/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 – Out of the 40,883 polling stations around the country, 11,155 polling stations are out of 3G or 4G GSM network coverage, according to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

Chairman of the IEBC Wafula Chebukati, however, says that the commission has taken appropriate measures to enhance transmission rate in the polling stations.

One of the measures taken by the commission is instructing presiding officers to move to where there is network coverage for purposes of sending results.

The commission says that it has also provided satellite devices in all 290 constituency tallying centres across the country.

The network coverage is supported by Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom.

The affected areas are spread across 45 counties. The county with the most affected polling station is Kisii with 922 polling stations, Murang’a with 912 polling stations, Homabay with 892 polling stations and Busia with 641 polling stations.

Nairobi is among the counties that have not been affected.

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