IEBC, Posta ink Sh700m deal on polls logistics

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 05:41 | By
IEBC chief executive Marjan Hussein Marjan (left) and Dan Kagwe, the Postmaster General, sign a deal for provision of logistics services during the August elections at IEBC offices yesterday. Courtesy

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) have signed an Sh700 million deal that will see the latter provide logistics services during the upcoming 2022 General Election.

Under the three-year agreement, PCK will be charged with the transportation of election materials countrywide to designated IEBC offices, warehouses, polling centres and any other IEBC stakeholder.

Speaking during the signing, Marjan Hussein Marjan, the IEBC Chief Executive said PCK would be the logistics partner for the 2022 General Election, emphasizing that “efficient logistics services were key to a credible electoral process.” 

Marjan said the contract will go beyond the 2022 General Election adding that IEBC “would use PCK’s services should it require conveyance of elections material from one location to another.”

Tracking mechanism

Speaking during the signing of the agreement at IEBC offices in Nairobi, Dan Kagwe-PCK chief executive and Postmaster General said the corporation would “put in place a tracking mechanism that notifies IEBC officials on the status of the materials at any given point.”

Posta currently runs a custom web-based portal that allows capturing the details of materials at every station of collection to the point of delivery.

In the agreement, Posta will also be expected to ensure confidentiality in handling IEBC materials and any other related information within PCK custody for the security and credibility of processes.

Kagwe said PCK can handle distribution and logistical services for IEBC and that the partnership would ease customer experience. He asserted that PCK’s long-established national network of over 600 branches countrywide will be an added advantage.

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