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IEBC Invites 400 BBI Signature Verification Clerks

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has advertised 400 positions for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) signatures verification clerks to be submitted not later than 24th December 2020.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the exercise will take place in Nairobi at a cost Sh480,000 and will take 85 days to complete the whole exercise.

All interested applicants are required to submit their online applications before 24 December 2020 and must be holders of form four certificates to apply. Additionally, they must be available during the entire period.
The IEB Boss added that all applicants who are not from Nairobi county should be ready to cater for their own accommodation during the entire working period.

The remuneration for the job will be Kshs. 1200 per day for the whole 85 days period.

“The exercise will be conducted within Nairobi and successful applicants should be residing within Nairobi county or its environs or alternatively arrange for their own accommodation within the cited areas,” He said.

Kshs. 93.7 Million

The National Treasury has allocated the electoral commission Kshs 93.7 million for the BBI signature verification exercise.

The sum will support the hiring of non-resident clerks after IEBC request to accommodate clerks to limit the risk of the spread of Covid-19 was turned down.

“The Commission resubmitted budgets based on four scenarios, the highest being Sh241 million submitted earlier and lowest being Sh93.7 million mainly based on non-residential verification clerks. Subsequently, the National Treasury made an allocation of Sh93.7 million to the Commission for the exercise,” Chebukati stated on Friday.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati says the successful BBI signature verification candidates must be available in Nairobi for the whole exercise
IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati | Photo Courtesy

While receiving signature forms collected by the BBI Steering Committee, on December 10, Chebukati said that the electoral commission has already constituted a team that will undertake the verification exercise.

The BBI National Secretariat led by National Assembly Minority Whip Junet Mohammed and his co-chair Dennis Waweru presented 4.4 million signatures collected during the online BBI promotion drive.

“We have received sample signatures, as a commission, our work starts here, after receiving the sign including soft copies, we shall proceed and request a budget as soon as we get budget and exchequer, “ Chebukati said.

The law requires at least 1 million signatures of registered voters to be collected before the electoral commission forwards the referendum Bill to the 47 County Assemblies for approval and later on for referendum voting.

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