In April this year, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) advertised a total of 418,192 short-term job vacancies ahead of the country’s August 9 General Election.
The IEBC planned to engage deputy county returning officers (47), deputy constituency returning officers (290), presiding officers (52,481), deputy presiding officers (52,841), logistics officers (389), and support electoral trainers (47). (5,827).
The electoral body planned to hire 580 ICT clerks, 302,860 polling clerks, 47 county-based voter educators, 290 constituency-based voter educators, and 2,900 ward-based voter educators.
Each interested party was expected to apply for the positions on IEBC’s online portal, where requirements for the slots will be available, before May 6, 2022.
Following the above arrangements, the commission has since started the interviewing process of the officers to help take part in the August Elections.
Following a spot check across the country, it is now clear that a number of counties and Sub-Counties have so far invited applicants to turn up for scheduled interviews.
Following a text messages sampled from some applicants which read,
“Good afternoon.Following your application for the DPO Position in Uriri Constituency, you’re hereby invited to attend an interview on the 20th June 2022 at the IEBC OFFICE within the Uriri DCC’s Compound at 8.00am.
Carry your original and copies of National ID/Kenyan Passport, Academic certificates and testimonials and this message.”
As per to the commission’s programs rolled out at county and Sub-County levels, from the Presiding officers and Deputy presiding officers interviews, IEBC will then move to interview clerks amongst other officers before embarking on the rigorous training on dates that the commission will communicate.