Kenya‘s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said on Sunday (August 6) it was ready for election day.
The IECB was delivering the last ballot boxes and voting material in Nairobi ahead of the August 8 general election.
More than 19 million people are registered to vote. This time, there will be just under twice the number of polling stations available than what there were during the 2013 vote.
Pollsters say the 2017 race is too close to call, and the murder of a top election official and repeated accusations of rigging by the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, have raised fears that political protests could once again degenerate into ethnic violence.
Kenyans will vote for the president and also for governors, senators, women’s representatives, members of parliament and members of the county assemblies.