Final preparations in Kenya before the upcoming elections

For the upcoming election exercise, to which 22.1 million voters were called, the electoral authorities reflected in a report that voters will register with biometric devices, ensuring the transparency of that process.

They also indicated that the identification of people at polling stations and the transmission of this data would also be electronic.

For its part, the digital portal Africa News reported that “the same votes will be cast by traditional ballot papers.”

In recent years in Kenya, the number of registered voters has increased, a figure of 14.3 million in 2013; 19.6 in 2017 and rose to 22.1 million this year, according to official statistical data.

Two days ago, polling firm Intel Research Solutions (IRS) reported that according to an opinion poll, Kenyan Vice President Willian Ruto leads in voting preferences.

According to that institution, Ruto, the candidate of the Kenyan Kwanzaa Alliance, will receive 53.1 percent of the vote; He is followed by his closest rival, Raila Odinga, of the Azimio Umoja-One Kenya party with 44.2 percent.

Meanwhile, according to the poll, Rice’s political party’s third presidential candidate, George Wajakoya, will receive 1.4 percent of the vote.

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