IEBC calls BBI ‘Burning Bridges Initiative’

Independent Electoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) has apologized for a tweet in which they referred to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as Burning Bridges Initiative.

This happened on the day the Commission chair Wafula Chebukati launched the Verification of the BBI signatures.

The tweet said “Happening now: The launch of the Burning Bridges Initiative Supporters Verification Exercise at the Bomas of Kenya”

IEBC Tweet

IEBC Apology

In the apology, IEBC tweeted:

“In the Earlier today, the Commission posted a tweet on the launch of the Verification of BBI supporters. However, there was a typographical error in the tweet which was made inadvertently. The error does NOT in any way reflect the position of the Commission or its staff.”

IEBC Tweet

The commission further wrote:

“The Commission sincerely apologizes to all its stakeholders and the General Public.”

IEBC Tweet

About the BBI Signatures verification, Chebukati affirmed that the venue of the supporters verification exercise has been equipped with sufficient facilities including sanitizers and hand washing points to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 safety measures.

Chair Wafula Chebukati urged all clerks, staff and observers to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety of all.

72 individuals representing 6 organizations were accredited to observe the Supporters Verification Exercise.

The 400 clerks who were recruited for the exercise took their oath of secrecy in the presence of Wafula Chebukati and will begin their training shortly.

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